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We’re Open!! Come visit the museum and experience the landscape that inspired many of Burns’ most loved poems!

Any questions please get in-touch with us using info@ellisland.co.uk or give us a call. Please book a tour before arrival


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We are delighted that the postponed event, Burns, Women and Love, with Dr Pauline Mackay is taking place on 1 June. The event is at 7.00pm via Zoom and is free to members. If you have not already reserved a place you can do so here


Ellisland Museum & Farm

“A domicile for contentment and humility”.

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Welcome to Ellisland Museum & Farm, the house built by Robert Burns in 1788 as his home to bring his family together for the first time.

Today Ellisland is a much celebrated museum housing one of the world’s most important collections of Burns treasures.

Home, as built by Robert Burns

Visit Ellisland, the family home built by Robert Burns in 1788 for his bride Jean Armour. Set picturesquely on the banks of the River Nith, Burns could not have chosen a more idyllic spot.

Follow in the footsteps of one of world’s greatest poets and experience the peace and tranquility of its riverside location. Admire the view of the Nith from his study where many of his greatest works were penned, and soak in the unique atmosphere of Ellisland Farm, which has barely changed since the time of Burns.

Connect with the Bard and his life here at the farm through an extensive collection of artefacts, memorabilia and manuscripts housed at the home he built, lived and worked in.

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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.

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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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Burns Poetry

Poems
Painting of Ellisland Farm
"Ellisland is a popular visitor attraction providing wonderful insight into the life of Robert Burns."
Mrs L Warwick - Langholm Primary School