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Winter Celebrations

Winter Celebrations,  Sunday 19 January 2020, 4-7pm Join us for an evening of seasonal traditions to drive out the cold winter, including an Apple Wassail in Robert Burns’ orchard, stories, music and dancing.  Apples were the first crop Robert Burns sold at Ellisland and as part of our wassail we will be ‘blessing’ the apple trees in his […]

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Happy Birthday Mr Burns!

Happy Birthday Mr Burns!  25 January 2020, 10am-4pm Join us to celebrate the Bard’s birthday at the home which he built for himself and his family.  We have some lovely walks, along with tours, trails and family craft activities.  Refreshments are available, with delicious cake – so we can toast Robert Burns in style!  £5 […]

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Burns Anniversary Dinner

Burns Anniversary Dinner, Sat 1 Feb, 6.30 for 7pm Join us for a 3 course Burns Supper here at the Bard’s home where he wrote many of his most famous poems.  There will be entertainment, including recitations, music, songs and toasts, with the Immortal Memory being given by Professor Fred Freeman.  Tickets are £25 and are […]

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Illustrator Appointed for Tales and Trails Project

We are thrilled to have appointed Henry Cruickshank as our illustrator for the Tales and Trails project working with young people to introduce other young people to Ellisland and Robert Burns. Henry is a professional animator, illustrator and tutor working for many varied organisations, including The Museum of Scotland, the BBC, Historic Environment Scotland and Red Bull TV. […]

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Tales and Trails Workshop for Young People

Tales and Trails Workshop for Young People, Sat 21 September, 11am-3.30pm Do you enjoy being creative, making up stories and drawing characters? Then join us on to work on creating a new character and storyline which will bring the site to life for all visitors and spark the interest of future generations in the life […]

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Funding Success for Tales and Trails Project

Ellisland receives funding for its Tales and Trails project Ellisland Museum and Farm are thrilled to have received funding of £9,800 from the Holywood Trust and £5,000 from the ScotRail Foundation managed by Foundation Scotland for its project ‘Tales and Trails’. This exciting development aims to engage young people with the home of Robert Burns […]

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Volunteers Opportunities at Ellisland

Volunteer Opportunities at Ellisland Ellisland relies on the support of many volunteers who carry out a wide range of duties and activities. Why not consider joining the team?

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Securing a Sustainable Future for Burns’ Rural Home in Dumfries

Ellisland Farm, the rural home of National Bard Robert Burns, has received a National Lottery grant of £39,800 for an exciting heritage project, Securing a Sustainable Future for Burns’ Rural Home in Dumfries. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on identifying how best to manage the site to champion […]

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Become a member of Friends of Ellisland.

Support the work of Ellisland and enjoy free Museum entry, enjoy exclusive members events and use of all our facilities.

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Enchanting Ellisland Tour with Mostly Ghostly

Painting of Ellisland Farm

Tours available all summer-please contact us. Ellisland itself is home to many a spine-tingling tale: mysterious children, unexplained cries and a lady with a golden glow reveal a different side to this much-loved visitor attraction.  

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