Robert Burns House
Robert Burns House
The simple sandstone house where poet Robert Burns spent the last 3 years of his life contains relics, letters and manuscripts. The house is now a popular destination for a legion of Burns' enthusiasts, who can view original documents, including copies of the Kilmarnock and Edinburgh editions of his most famous work, 'Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect'.
See the chair and desk that Burns used to write some of his last poems, and view family mementoes and personal belongings. The house has remained largely unaltered and retains much of its 18th century character.

Robert Burns moved into this simple dwelling in a Dumfries back street in May 1793 and remained here until his death on 21 July 1796. The house then had a pair of bedrooms, a kitchen, parlour, and a small study where Burns did his writing. The house was let to the Dumfries Town Council in 1903 and the room in which Burns breathed his last was open to the public as a museum, though the remainder of the property continued to be occupied by a caretaker. Today the entire property is open to the public as a museum to Burns, his time in Dumfries, his life and works.

Across Burns Street from the house is a lovely rose garden commemorating the poet and his work. There are murals depicting scenes from several of Burns' most popular works, and rose beds in the shape of harts echo the sentiment of an inscribed tablet with the works of 'My love is like a red, red, rose'.

At the top of Burns Street, where it meets St Michael Street, stands a larger than life sized statue of his wife, Jean Armour. Across Broom's Road stands the elegant church of St Michael. It was here that Burns was buried, and you can see the original site of the poet's grave and the elegant mausoleum that replaced it in the far corner of the churchyard.