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Robert Burns Ellisland Museum and Farm

Door open days

5 September 2020 (Virtual Opening All Day)

6 September 2020 (Virtual Opening All Day)

Dumfries and Galloway

Ellisland, the rural home of National Bard Robert Burns, set in stunning landscape beside the river Nith.  The site inspired Burns to write some of his most famous works, including Tam o’Shanter and Auld Lang Syne.  It is unique in Burns heritage, being the only house he built for himself and his family.

Though built by Burns as a farmhouse, he was already famous by 1788 and the building shows some significant differences to a traditional Dumfriesshire farmhouse of the 18th century.

Digital Resources

Robert Burns Ellisland

Visit the official Robert Burns Ellisland website to learn more about the site and Burns' legacy. 

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Ellisland Farm Video

Enjoy a short video of the Ellisland Farm site and the surrounding landscape.

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Friends Of Ellisland Anniversary Burns Supper 2017

Enjoy a traditional Burn Supper through this short video

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Key Information

Architect: Thomas Boyd, Dumfries

Building Date: 1788

  • Holywood Road
  • Auldgirth
  • Dumfries
  • DG2 0RP