Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries

Situated in the town’s eighteenth century watermill on the west bank of the River Nith, the Robert Burns Centre tells the story of Robert Burns’ last years spent in the bustling streets and lively atmosphere of Dumfries in the late eighteenth century. The exhibition is illuminated by many original manuscripts and belongings of the poet. There is a fascinating scale model of Dumfries in the 1790s, museum trails, fun activities to help you explore Dumfries and Galloway’s Burns connections. Browse around the shop with its selection of Scottish books, gifts and keepsakes. In the evenings the centre is Scotland’s smallest film theatre, showing the best in contemporary and world cinema.



Open all year

Easter (or 1 April) to September, Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 2pm - 5pm

October to Easter (or 31 March), Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm

Admission free