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Robert Burns Centre

Set in Dumfries' 18th-century watermill on the Nith's west bank, the Robert Burns Centre celebrates Scotland's national bard. It exhibitions, relating both to Burns the poet and his times, include original manuscripts and a scale model of 1790s Dumfries.

Dumfries was Burns' final home from 1793 to 1796, when he died aged only 37. Although his former home is also open to visitors, this Centre provides a further view of his life, works and times.

Many of "Rabbie's" personal effects are on display as well as editions of his much-loved poems. A scale model of Dumfries in Burns' time provides visitors with an idea of the town's changes through the years.

An audio-visual presentation completes the tour, bringing Burns' poems to life for visitors.

Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries. Photo courtesy Robert Burns Centre

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When: Daily

Where: Dumfries

Cost: Free; audio-visual theatre: £1.90; concessions 95p

Opening Hours: Apr-Sep: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 2pm-5pm;
Oct-Mar: Tue-Sat 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm; closed Sun & Mon

Address: The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries, DG2 7SW

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