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The hidden gem of the Burns Trail

Easy to find, hard to leave



What to See & Do

Opening Hours

We’re open again! 

Come visit Ellisland by booking through Eventbrite. Clicking the link here or contact us for more information on our number or email. We are also open each weekend from 11am to 4pm for drop in visitors. During the week it is best to book in advance to avoid disappoint – email or phone. We are closed on Wednesdays.

Admission Prices

Adults – £5.00*

Children under 16 – £2.50

Ellisland Members – Free

*Please consider upgrading from Admission to an annual Membership which costs £15 to help support our vital work in conserving this important site. As a Member of Ellisland you will enjoy a host of benefits, including a free of charge Guided Tour, regular updates from the Trustees and exclusive online events and talks.

Our Opening Hours 2022                                                                                           

Sunday 11-4
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 11-4
Friday 10-2pm
Saturday 11-4
Sunday 11-4

Dogs Welcome!

Complimentary water bowl available and dogs are welcome on site. However,  assistance dogs only are able to accompany you as you visit the collections in the Granary and Farmhouse

School and Educational Visits

Ellisland Museum & Farm welcomes pre-booked school parties of all ages. Our Curriculum for Excellence schools programme is an ideal introduction to the poetry and life of Robert Burns, life in the past and hands-on history. Our programmes can include object handling, activity trails, hands-on in the Burns kitchen, butter making, storytelling and writing.  Visits cost £2.50 per child. To book your visit, please contact us.

Venue Hire at Ellisland

Our atmospheric Threshing Barn can seat 50 plus theatre style.  Please contact us for further details.  We can arrange outside caterers for Burns Suppers or other meals. If you would like exclusive use of Robert Burns’ Ellisland farmhouse, please contact us to discuss further.


We have ample car parking, toilets, picnic area, riverside walks and children’s trails.  Please note the farmyard is cobbled and toilets are accessible via a ramp.  There are 2 steps inside the historic building with a portable ramp available on request.



Burns Poetry

Painting of Ellisland Farm


Burns experienced his most creative and fruitful years here at Ellisland. He found great poetic inspiration in the beauty of the surrounding countryside, the various people he met and the events he witnessed whilst living here.


Burns Attractions

Ellisland Museum & Farm is conveniently situated on the road between Robert Burns' birthplace in Alloway and his final resting place at St Michael's Cemetery in Dumfries.

Burns Attractions


Some of Robert Burns’ best-loved nature poems were inspired by the tranquil setting of Ellisland Farm. Transcripts of the poems and songs written by Burns at Ellisland Farm.