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Robert Burns House

Door open days

7 September 2019 (10am to 5pm)

8 September 2019 (10am to 5pm)

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. 


Parking at site or nearby, Wheelchair inaccessible, Toilets at site or close by, Refreshments at site or close by.

Key Information

Building Date: 18th Century

Public toilets are situated close by in Loreburn Centre.

Parking and Refreshments available Nearby.

  • Burns Street
  • Dumfries
  • DG1 2PS