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Burns Monument

Door open days

29 September 2018 (11.00-16.00)

30 September 2018 (11.00-16.00)

Edinburgh

This prominent monument on the slopes of Calton Hill commemorates poet Robert Burns. Monuments in this style were built in ancient Athens to celebrate the poetic arts, and was designed by Thomas Hamilton to house a statue of the bard by sculptor John Flaxman.

Burns' poetry and song will be performed by members and friends of Edinburgh and District Burns Clubs. The Burns Poetry garden around the monument contains flowers mentioned in his poetry.

Year Of Young People: Young winners of the Burns primary school competition will be among those singing and reciting over the weekend.

Key Information

Architect: Thomas Hamilton

Building Date: 1830

Year Of Young People: Young winners of the Burns primary school competition will be among those singing and reciting over the weekend.

Limited wheelchair access.

Lectures/talks, musical & poetry recitals celebrating Robert Burns.

www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk

Where to find us

Address
  • Regent Road
  • Edinburgh
  • EH1 3DG