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Membership at Ellisland Museum & Farm

Membership Tiers

We have a number of membership options available at Ellisland Museum and Farm. You can find out more about the annual membership options below, or visit our gift membership page if you’re looking to treat someone else.


Open to all adults – under 16yrs go free

✓ Free access to Ellisland Museum & Farm

✓ Regular newsletter with the latest information on Ellisland and plans for the future

✓ Exclusive information on events and special discounts

✓ Exclusive information on events and special discounts

Select Individual membership

The 1788 Circle

Open to all federated Burns Clubs

✓ Free access to Ellisland for up to ten members

✓ Discounted meeting accommodation in the unique setting of Ellisland

✓ Recognition in Robert Burns Ellisland Farm website and annual report

✓ Exclusive access to events

Select 1788 Circle membership

The Glencairn Circle

Open to individuals and organisations

✓ Free access to Ellisland by special appointment

✓ Invitation to a programme of events exclusive to Patrons’ Circle members

✓ Privileged use of the property including meeting facilities

✓ Exclusive behind the scenes tours of Ellisland

Our Corporate Glencairn Circle Membership currently starts at £1,000 and requires prior discussion. Please email us at info@ellislandfarm.co.uk

Support Us

Find out how you can support Ellisland Farm & Museum, from volunteering to donations.


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 and 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.


There is so much to see at Ellisland Museum and Farm, so please allow at least an hour for a short visit and two to three hours for a full visit. We’re a short, 5 mile drive from the centre of nearby Dumfries, just off the A76.

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