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

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We visited this tiny museum and was very impressed with the artefacts and attention to detail. There was no entry fee however there is a donation box which we did support because... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this tiny museum and was very impressed with the artefacts and attention to detail. There was no entry fee however there is a donation box which we did support because on a cold winters day the little house was heated which made the visit all the more enjoyable. In my opinion it is not suitable for young children... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely little museum - and free! There are original manuscripts and household effects that were owned by the Burns family. Well worth a visit.

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Thank cathie22016
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cute house with a lot of memorabilia of Robert Burns. There is a lot to see and one can get to know Burns and his work better. A good feeling for poetry fans.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

A small house, well stocked with Burns's items and furniture. A good glimpse of life in Burns's time, and some interesting objects. Could have more in the way of interpretative material.

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Thank cuccir
Bismarck, North Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Since our visit to Dumfries was on a Sunday in December, the house and museum were closed, but we enjoyed the walk around and visiting the garden across the street with plaques bearing some of Robert Burns's poetry and rosebushes still in bloom!

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I thought it was very educational to experience what it was like to live in a local house in that era. well worth the visit

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This must have been quite a good house to have back in Burns day. It is quite spacious and is full of Burns memorabilia. Definitely a must see for people interested in the life of Robert Burns.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Before going I had no idea into his later life and found it captivating. A great historical site and a must visit whilst in Dumfries.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Having visited various Robert Burns museums relating to his early years in Ayrshire, it was so interesting to see where he spent the latter part of his life. Would recommend to anyone with an interest in Rabbie Burns. Very helpful and knowledgeable member of staff.

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

By a sheer coincidence, we were in the house in which Robert Burns died on the 220th anniversary on 21st July 1796. Fairly quiet when we arrived, the curator and his assistant were able to spend some time showing us round a museum that had changed dramatically since my last visit 10 years earlier. Well laid out and informative, it... More 

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