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Robert Burns House

Visit the simple sandstone house in Dumfries where Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, spent the last years of his life.

Opening hours

April to September
Monday - 10am to 5pm
Tuesday - 10am to 5pm
Wednesday - 10am to 5pm
Thursday - 10am to 5pm
Friday - 10am to 5pm
Saturday - 10am to 5pm
Sunday - 2pm to 5pm

October to March
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Wednesday - 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Thursday - 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Friday - 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Saturday - 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Sunday - Closed

Location map

Burns Street, Dumfries, DG1 2PS

Facility information

  • Free entry
  • No wheelchair access

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 brilliant life. He died here in 1796 at the age of just thirty seven. The house gives us a picture of how the poet and his family lived in the late eighteenth century.

See the study where he wrote his best known poems, the famous Kilmarnock and Edinburgh editions of his work, many original manuscripts and belongings. A museum trail and colouring sheets are available for younger visitors. The sales area has books, gifts and keepsakes.

VisitScotland has awarded the Robert Burns House with 3 stars for the standard of the facilities and services.

Contact details

  • Call 01387 255297
Page last updated: 03/08/17