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Robert Burns Centre

Mill Road, Dumfries DG27BE, Scotland
01387 264808
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Ranked #10 of 18 Attractions in Dumfries
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Sep 3, 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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214 reviews 214 reviews
86 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Dumfries has gone all out on "Robert Burns". There is his house also free to enter & is probably the best kept & preserved and displayed house. The RB centre is all very interesting & well worth a visit.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The café is great. Good choice of food for the size of the facility and large windows opening on to the gardens make for a much better than usual eating experience at a tourist attraction. Helpful staff.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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213 reviews 213 reviews
26 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

A nice wee museum you can wander around at your leisure, quite informative and interesting museum about the life of Robert Burns.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Staff helpful enough and there are a few interesting exhibits to see. However I would suggest this needs somebody to go in and give it a bit of a revamp. It didn't catch the essence of Burns for me as it was a bit formal. All right for a freebie

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
18 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

this is a small but informative exhibit of the last years of Burns' life with several examples of his works and some of Jean Armour's jewellery. There is also a short film show that you can pay for if you want to watch.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We walked to the museum from Friars Carse - rather wet and muddy in places but we were well kitted up. We were greeted by an army of volunteers and taken into a warm cosy room with a big dining table where some volunteers were drinking tea. We joined the blather until we were taken to another building to watch... More

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Friday night out - 6 o'clock showing of a film - Sunshine on Leith, very good film - well attended, ( when we came out, there was a good queue for the 8 o'clock screening ) - good to see such an attraction being well used - prices reasonable - staff very helpful - disabled access very good - disabled... More

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Bushey, Hertfordshire, UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

A well appointed museum with numerous excellent displays. I was impressed with the video presentation of Burns and his life in Dumfries. The staff were kind and informative - and very patient.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

very interesting, good video about Burns and his life. Nice park around the museusm for walking. River runs along walkway for very pleasant stroll.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Had a fairly good film overview of Rabbie Burns and Dumfries - charge a funny figure of £1.15 each?? The lady on duty was very friendly and played the film just for us. Having visited the new Burns Centre in Alloway, we felt it was a bit of an "add on" to the town experience.

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