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Henry Duncan Savings Banks Museum Celebrates 213th Birthday with Historic Printing Press Installation

The Henry Duncan Savings Banks Museum, a cherished historical site under the ownership of the Annandale Distillery Group, has unveiled the newest attraction as part of the Henry Duncan Savings Banks Museum tour as part of the celebrations to mark the 213th anniversary of its opening. 

The newly installed Albion Press offers visitors a unique opportunity to step back in time and print their own commemorative front page of the Dumfries Courier, a newspaper founded by the multi-talented Reverend Duncan. This hands-on activity is now included as part of the museum tour, providing guests with a memorable keepsake of their visit. 

“We are delighted to unveil this exciting addition to the museum,” said Lee Medd, Head of Place Marketing, Tourism Development and Events at the Annandale Distillery Group. “The installation of this press allows us to highlight further the remarkable legacy of Reverend Henry Duncan and also allows visitors to engage with his history in a tangible way.” 

The Henry Duncan Savings Banks Museum, which reopened earlier this year after renovations, is dedicated to preserving the life and work of Reverend Duncan, a visionary leader who founded the world’s first savings bank, the Dumfries Courier newspaper, and made significant contributions to the fields of geology and paleontology. 

The museum will be open five days a week during the school holidays, welcoming visitors to explore the fascinating exhibits and participate in the interactive printing experience. 

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