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Robert Burns House

Door open days

5 September 2020 (Virtual Opening All Day)

6 September 2020 (Virtual Opening All Day)

Dumfries and Galloway

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 Burns Mausoleum is only a short walk away.

The house retains most of its original features and the kitchen, scullery, bedroom and study give an atmospheric feel of the Burns family home.  The parlour now contains many original artefacts including original manuscripts, Burns’ exciseman equipment and domestic items belonging to his wife Jean.

The building is now a place of pilgrimage for Burns enthusiasts from around the world. 

Digital Resources

Burns House - DG Culture

Check out the Dumfries and Galloway Culture website to learn more about the Robert Burns House. 

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Burns House Video

Enjoy a short tour of the area surrounding the Robert Burns House in Dumfries.

Go on a virtual guided tour!

Burns House Opening

Check out this short video which details the opening of the Burns House Trust 

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Key Information

Building Date: 18th Century

  • Burns Street
  • Dumfries
  • DG1 2PS