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Explore Ellisland

Now you can explore Robert Burns Ellisland Farm – faithfully recreated in Minecraft.

Players can navigate the 18th century farm and interact with the bard, his wife Jean Armour, their son Bobby and some of the animals on the farm, in the Explore Ellisland Minecraft game.

Explore Ellisland includes a new recording of Auld Lang Syne by Emily Smith, the award-winning traditional singer and a board member at the Robert Burns Ellisland Trust, which safeguards the site.

Books scattered around the game allow players to read some of the work Burns wrote at Ellisland, including Tam o Shanter, which is also playable as an original audio recording.

Minecraft Ellisland is a partnership between the University of Glasgow, Robert Burns Ellisland Trust and The South of Scotland Destination Alliance (SSDA). It was built by around 15 students – undergraduates and postgraduates drawn from a range of different subjects – who are part of the University’s Minecraft Society.

Download Explore Ellisland here
(You will need to have Minecraft installed on your PC to play)

 

Burns Poetry

Poems
Painting of Ellisland Farm
 

About

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.

About

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

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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.

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