Robert Burns House, Dumfries

Facility information

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

You can see his desk and chair in the study where he wrote his best known poems, the famous Kilmarnock and Edinburgh editions of his work, many original manuscripts and belongings of the poet and his family.

The sales area has books, gifts and keepsakes, all with a Burns connection.

Opening hours

Open all year
April-September: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2pm-5pm
October-March: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

Admission charges

Admission is free


The house is reached by steps - please contact us for more information.

Contact details

Robert Burns House
Burns Street
01387 255297
Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

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