Robert Burns House, Dumfries

It was in this simple sandstone house in a quiet Dumfries street that Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, spent the last years of his life. He died here in 1796 at the age of just 37. The house shows us how the poet and his family lived in the late eighteenth century and is now a place of pilgrimage for Burns enthusiasts from around the world.


Visitor info

Opening hours

Summer season opening from Saturday 23rd March to end of September 2024: Monday to Saturday, 10AM-5PM & Sundays 2-5PM


Burns Street, Dumfries, DG1 2PS




Four steps lead from the cobbled street to the door of Robert Burns House. Two rooms can be viewed on the ground floor. Visitors climb a narrow stair to four more rooms on the first floor. The closest public toilets, including accessible toilets are in the nearby Loreburn Shopping Centre. Virtual tour available on request

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