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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?

Do you have a few hours to spare? Then Ellisland Museum and Farm needs you! We are looking for volunteers to support the running of Robert Burns’ rural home and help ensure we maintain our warm visitor welcome.

We are particularly looking for volunteers who can:


If you are interested in volunteering, then please complete this enquiry form https://form.jotformeu.com/91434579181362 and we will be in touch.

Thank you.


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.