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Robert Burns House, Dumfries

Robert Burns House, Dumfries


It was in this simple sandstone house in a quiet Dumfries street that Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, spent the last years of his life. He died here in 1796 at the age of just thirty seven. The house shows us how the poet and his family lived in the late eighteenth century and is now a place of pilgrimage for Burns enthusiasts from around the world. The sales area has books, gifts and keepsakes, all with a Burns connection.

Accessibility: Four steps lead from the cobbled street to the door of Robert Burns House. Two rooms can be viewed on the ground floor. Visitors climb a narrow stair to four more rooms on the first floor. The closest public toilets, including disabled access toilets, are in the nearby Loreburn Shopping Centre. A virtual tour of Robert Burns House is available on request at the Robert Burns Centre.


Opening Hours:
Please visit for current information.
Burns Street, Dumfries, DG1 2PS
01387 255297

Star Items

Toddy ladles which belonged to Robert Burns
Bullet mould and lead bullets which belonged to Robert Burns
Spectacles which belonged to Jean Armour Burns
'Essais de Montaigne' from the personal library of Robert Burns