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Robert Burns’ Ellisland Farm

Auldgirth
 
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Robert Burns’ Ellisland Farm
Robert Burns' Ellisland Farm
Holywood Road
Auldgirth
DG2 0RP


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Welcome to Ellisland Farm, the house that was built by Robert Burns in 1788 as his home and to bring his family together for the first time.

Today Ellisland is a much celebrated Museum housing one of the worlds most important collections of Burns treasures.

Visit Ellisland, the family home built by Robert Burns in 1788 for his bride Jean Armour. Set picturesquely on the banks of the River Nith, Burns could not have chosen a more idyllic spot.

Follow in the footsteps of one of world’s greatest poet’s and experience the peace and tranquility of its riverside location. Admire the view of the Nith from his study where many of his greatest works were penned, and soak in the unique atmosphere of Ellisland Farm, which has barely changed since the time of Burns.

Connect to the Bard and his life here at the Farm through an extensive collection of  artefacts, memorabilia and manuscripts housed at the home he built, lived and worked at.

There is so much to see at Ellisland Farm, so please allow at least an hour for a short visit and two to three hours for a full visit.

What to see and do

  • Start your visit with watching our short film and then wander through the life of Robert and Jean in our Granary Museum.
  • Visit Jean Armour’s kitchen and find out about the daily routines of the Burns family and life in the late 18th century.
  • Soak up the atmosphere in Robert’s private sitting room or spence. It is virtually unchanged since he left and today houses many treasures belonging to the poet.
  • Explore the farm buildings dating from the Burns’ family time.
  • Wander the banks of the River Nith that Burns loved and found so inspirational.

Opening Hours Jan 7th to Nov 30th

Monday to Saturday
10am – 1pm &  2pm – 5pm
Sunday 2pm – 5pm
October – March closed Sundays and Mondays

Admission prices

Adults – £5.00
Concessions/groups of 10 – £4.00
Children under 16 – Free
Friends of Ellisland Members – Free

Dogs Welcome!

Complimentary water bowl available in the kitchen and dogs are welcome everywhere whilst on a lead.

 

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