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Robert Burns’ Ellisland Museum and Farm

Dumfries
 
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01387 740426

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Robert Burns’ Ellisland Museum and Farm
Holywood Road
Auldgirth
Dumfries
DG2 0RP


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Welcome to Ellisland Museum and Farm. From 1788-1791, Ellisland Farm was the rural home of National Bard Robert Burns. He built the house for his family. Its fabulous location by the river Nith inspired him to write some of his most famous poems.

Today visitors can explore Burns’ farmhouse; the kitchen where meals were shared, his spence where genius was ignited. Then discover more about his life, work, and the setting that brought us Tam o’ Shanter, Banks O’ Doon and Auld Lang Syne.

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 which has barely changed since the time of Burns.

Connect to the Bard and the life of the people who lived here through an extensive collection of  artefacts, memorabilia and original manuscripts.

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

  • Watch our short film which explores the life of Robert and Jean at Ellisland
  • See original manuscripts in the place where they were written.
  • 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 agricultural buildings and collections in the farm yard.
  • Wander the banks of the River Nith that Burns loved and found so inspirational.

Opening Hours

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

Last admission is 4pm

Admission prices

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

Dogs Welcome!

Dogs are welcome everywhere whilst on a lead.

 

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