Robert Burns House

Robert Burns House, Dumfries

Robert Burns House.

Robert burns house is now a place of pilgrimage for Burns enthusiasts from around the world,  retaining much of it's eighteenth century character and contains many relics of the poet. There is the chair in which he wrote his last poems, many original letters and manuscripts, and the famous Kilmarnock and Edinburgh editions of his work .Sandstone dwelling house, built 1750 - 1775, 2 storeys, near symmetrical with 3 bays, central door and 2 ground floor windows in left bay. Small paned sash windows throughout and straight skews. The family moved into the house in May 1793. The house had a parlour, kitchen, two bedrooms and even a small study where Burns could write. It was well furnished with a carpet and a long case clock in the parlour.

Roberts burns house was in this simple sandstone house in a quiet Dumfries street that Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, spent the last years of his brilliant life. He died here in 1796 at the age of just thirty seven. The house gives us a picture of how the poet and his family lived in the late eighteenth century.

See the study where he wrote his best known poems, the famous Kilmarnock and Edinburgh editions of his work, many original manuscripts and belongings. A museum trail and colouring sheets are available for younger visitors. The sales area has books, gifts and keepsakes.

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