Burns House

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Home of the Bard from May 1793 until his death in 1796

Jean armour remained here until her death


The house is now a museum to the bard featuring many original artefacts which include and original Kilmarnock edition which belongs to the Dumfries Burns Club




In May 1793 the family moved to a better quality house in Mill Street (now Burns Street). Their standard of living was good and they employed a maid servant. The house had two bedrooms, a parlour, a kitchen and even a small study. It was well furnished and carpeted. Well wishers would often send Burns game or country produce and occasionally, barrels of oysters. He was always anxious that Mrs Burns should be well dressed. She was one of the first women in Dumfries to have a dress of gingham, at that time an expensive material


10am-5pm Monday to Saturday, 2pm-5pm Sunday (April to September)
10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm Tuesday to Saturday (October to March)
Burns house, Burns street, Dumfries DG12PS
Tel-(01387) 255297
Details correct at publication but may vary please check with the Museum Direct