Robert Burns Centre
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Housed in an 18th-century water mill
Exhibitions are centred around original manuscripts and artefacts belonging to Burns. But more than just relating the story of Robert Burns, the Centre looks at what the town of Dumfries was like at the end of the 18th century when Burns walked the busy streets. See a scale model of Dumfries in the 1790s.
Associated with the museum are displays of local crafts, and there are changing exhibits of artwork by local artists.
Among the prize items on display is a cast of Robert Burns' skull, a cravat pin worn by Burns, a Mauchline ware box depicting characters from Tam o' Shanter.
A very short walk along the riverside brings you to the Old Bridge House Museum, based in the oldest house in Dumfries, with displays covering local life over the centuries.
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About Robert Burns Centre
Address: Mill Road, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG2 7BE
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: in an old mill on the west bank of the River Nith, near the Old Bridge House Museum. Free parking.
Website: Robert Burns Centre
OS: NX969 760
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Robert Burns House - 0.4 miles (Museum)
Robert Burns Mausoleum - 0.5 miles (Historic Building)
Lincluden Collegiate Church - 1.2 miles (Historic Church)
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