Burns' Cottage Ellisland Farm Dumfries Home

Burns House, Dumfries

It was in this ordinary sandstone house in a quiet back street of Dumfries that Robert Burns spent the last three years of his life. He died here on 21 July 1796. The house is now a museum and retains much of its eighteenth century character.

Robert Burns and his family moved into this house in May 1793. Their standard of living was good and they employed a maid servant. Well wishers would often send the family game or country produce and occasionally barrels of oysters.

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 long case clock in the parlour.

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