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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Jolly Beggars & Tam O’ Shanter performed by members of the Dalry Burns Club at Ellisland, Saturday 9 May, 7pm, postponed, new date to be confirmed

A dramatic performance with songs, music, dance, plus lots of fun and nonsense!

The cast are all members of Dalry Burns Club and their production of The Jolly Beggars was first performed at their Annual Supper in 2014, then in Mauchline Church as part of The Holy Fair in 2016 and at the Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway in 2017.   Their version of Tam o’ Shanter was produced for their Burns Supper in 2019.

Tickets £10, available from Ellisland, Midsteeple Box Office and  All proceeds from the production go to securing the future of Ellisland.



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.