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Robert Burns Centre and Film Theatre, Dumfries

The Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre is a small, friendly art house cinema in Dumfries.

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

Facility information

  • Free entry - charge for audio visual tour
  • Disabled access - ramped access, stair lift inside and hearing induction loop

Situated in the town's eighteenth century watermill on the west bank of the River Nith, the Robert Burns Centre tells the story of Robert Burns' last years spent in the bustling streets and lively atmosphere of Dumfries in the late eighteenth century.

The exhibition is illuminated by many original manuscripts and belongings of the poet.  There is a fascinating scale model of Dumfries in the 1790s and a haunting audio-visual presentation.

There are museum trails and fun activities, and visitor information to help you explore Dumfries and Galloway's Burns connections.  Browse around the shop with its wide selection of Scottish books, gifts, keepsakes, local craft work and foods.

In the evenings the centre is Scotland's smallest film theatre, showing the best in contemporary and world cinema.

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

Contact details

Page last updated: 07/05/2019
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