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Shambellie House Museum of Costume


(Shambellie House)

Shambellie House
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Shambellie House

Managed by the National Museums of Scotland, Shambellie House Museum of Costume is located at New Abbey, 7 miles (11 km) south of Dumfries in Dumfries and Galloway. Its collections include costumes and Scottish embroidery from the 1850s to the 1950s, displayed in period room settings.

The architect David Bryce designed Shambellie House for the Stewart family in 1856. In 1977, Charles W. Stewart gave the house and its unique collection of costumes, together with the 18th Century New Abbey Corn Mill, to the nation.


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