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Robert Burns House

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Address: Burns Street, Dumfries DG1 2PS, Scotland
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+44 1387 255297

The home in which national poet Robert Burns spent his last years.

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A well-presented museum

The museum is small but perfectly laid out for a short visit. There are all sorts of displays with different editions of Burns's poems, and great care has been taken to make it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is small but perfectly laid out for a short visit. There are all sorts of displays with different editions of Burns's poems, and great care has been taken to make it accessible to visitors who know and love Burns and those who are new to his life and writing. The museum hasn't been curated with a heavy hand,... More 

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 508 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where Robert Burns died and some rooms have been set up to show what it may have looked like in those last few years of the poet's life. He had come up in the world as he was employed by the customs and excise. So there is space. some rooms are set up with cabinets of items related... More 

2 Thank Kirkcaldylad
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The collection in the reception/ticket room alone is one of the best of Burns items I have seen, and then you have the other furnished rooms.

1 Thank f2s
Grantham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good starting place in Dumfries to learn about Robert Burns. The guides were very good with lots of interesting information and insights into the life of Burns. Ask to see the pane of glass where Burns scratched his name. A place full of memorabilia and well worth the visit.

2 Thank donnison44
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great look into the life of Burns, lots of interesting reads and memorabilia. Also to see the pane of glass he scratched his name onto still their after all this time was amazing, staff were very helpful, free entry, although they do have a donation box, it is worth putting your hand in your pocket, well deserved.

1 Thank kathymac10
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real honour to be I the same place as the great man. Scotland for ever and I am English with far back Scottish roots .Well worth a visit to pay homage to a great Scot man and his wife

Thank pistolispete
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called into the house after visiting Burns' Mausoleum. The staff present were very knowledgeable and friendly. They really made the visit worthwhile and what could have been dry and dusty became very exciting.

Thank James S
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

To see Burns' modest and unpretentious house gives you a feeling of how he really was, but he was busy in his final years, an upstanding member of the community!

Thank Eddie-Gander
Walsall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Lots to see and read very interesting place to vist for all ages, not to good if you can not do stairs.

Thank fayw309
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Very Interesting place, full of great historical pieces and paintings, giving you a good insight into how Robert Burns and his family lived and worked.

Thank Alfy D

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