Old Bridge House Museum
Old Bridge House Museum
The oldest house in Dumfries stands on the southern edge of the 15th century Devorgilla Bridge. The sandstone house was built in 1660 into the structure of the bridge itself. The house now serves as a free museum of daily life in Dumfries over the centuries.
Within this small museum you can see a recreations of a Victorian nursery, an early dentist's surgery, and a pair of kitchens from 1850 and the 20th century, bringing to life what it was like to live and work in Dumfries.

The Old Bridge House was an inn during the 18th century, and it seems likely that it would have been visited by poet Robert Burns, who spent the last few years of his life in Dumfries. It is an extremely short walk along the riverside to the Robert Burns Centre, where you can explore the life of Scotland's National Poet in greater detail.