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The hidden gem of the Burns Trail

Easy to find, hard to leave

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.

What to see and do

Opening Hours

1 April – 30 September

Monday to Saturday
10am – 5pm
Sunday 2pm – 5pm

Last admission 4pm

1 October – 30 November, 6 January – 31 March

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
10am – 5pm

Last admission 4pm

Closed December

Admission prices

Adults – £5.00
Concessions/groups of 10 – £4.00
Children under 16 – Free
Friends of Ellisland Members – Free

Please note:  We do not at present have a card machine, so cash only please.

Dogs Welcome!

Complimentary water bowl available and dogs are welcome everywhere whilst on a lead.

School and educational visits

Ellisland Museum & Farm welcomes pre-booked school parties of all ages. Our Curriculum for Excellence schools programme is an ideal introduction to the poetry and life of Robert Burns, life in the past and hands-on history. Our programmes can include object handling, activity trails, hands-on in the Burns kitchen, butter making, storytelling and writing.  Visits cost £2 per child.

To book your visit, please contact us.

Catering at Ellisland (pre booked groups only)

Ellisland can provide light refreshments. Please let us know in advance of your visit and we would be delighted to discuss the options available contact us.

Tea/coffee options- Tea/coffee £1.50 per person; Tea/coffee and shortbread £2.50 per person; Tea/coffee with scone, butter and jam £4.00 per person.

Venue Hire at Ellisland

Ellisland is a magical place to have a celebration or event of any kind.

The Meeting Room is located in the historic farmhouse, with stunning views out over the river Nith, making it an atmospheric place for any gathering.  It can hold 10-12 people and costs £10 per hour for daytime hire.  Please contact us for further details.

Our atmospheric Threshing Barn can seat 50 plus theatre style.  Daytime hire starts from £75.  Please contact us for further details.

If you would like exclusive use of Robert Burns’ Ellisland farmhouse, please contact us to discuss further.

Facilities

We have ample car parking, toilets, picnic area, riverside walks and children’s trails.  Please note the farmyard is cobbled and toilets are accessible via a ramp.  There are 2 steps inside the historic building with a portable ramp available on request.

 

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.

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

Poems

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.

Poems