Give Ellisland a hand for Auld Lang Syne!


This Friday, join multi award winning duo Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan with Burnsians from around the world. 


This unique event will support our Auld Lang Syne membership drive. Give a hand to Ellisland this Burns season!


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Are you interested in volunteering at Ellisland?

On Saturday 7 March you have the opportunity to meet Ellisland’s Museum Manager and find out more about the different volunteering roles we have on offer. The Friends of Ellisland Coffee Morning will be held 10-11.30am, where you can meet current volunteers, or you can come along at 11.30am for a quick look at the farmhouse and museum and hear more about our future plans.

Volunteering roles include visitor guides, who meet and greet visitors and give them a short introduction to the house and farm. We are also looking for people to maintain and develop the site, including the grounds and gardens. The Museum has regular visits from schools and groups and volunteers are required to help deliver workshops and provide tours. After recently opening up more rooms in Burns’ farmhouse and developing the outdoor displays, this is an exciting time for volunteers to help shape this new era in Ellisland’s history. Why not come and join us?


Burns Poetry

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.

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


There is so much to see at Ellisland Museum & 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.