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Robert Burns Centre

Robert Burns Centre


Situated in the town's eighteenth century watermill on the west bank of the River Nith, the Robert Burns Centre tells the story of Robert Burns' last years spent in the bustling streets and lively atmosphere of Dumfries in the late eighteenth century. Recently redisplayed, the exhibition showcases a precious collection of artefacts that are of national significance. Visitors can explore Dumfries as it would have been at the time of Robert Burns through a fascinating 3D landscape model, with additional information and illustrations available on two new gallery apps. An audio booth gives visitors the chance to listen to contemporary performances of the poets' songs and poems and younger visitors can discover more about Scotland's national bard through a new gallery trail, colouring sheets, word games and jigsaws.

Accessibility: There is a ramp to the entrance of the centre and a stair lift is available to access the first floor exhibition area. Toilets, including a disabled access toilet, are on the ground floor.


Opening Hours:
Please visit for current information.
Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE
01387 264808

Star Items

Robert Burns' Burgess Ticket
Punch bowl of Dumfries Burns Club
Gold and coral brooch which belonged to Jean Armour
Punch ladle of Dumfries Burns Club