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Robert Burns Centre

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Address: Robert Burns Centre Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE, Scotland
Phone Number: 01387 264808
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The life of Robert (Rabbie) Burns!

Wow! What a fantastic place. Everything you want to know about Robert Burns. Over 2 floors filled with information and some original work. Very much enjoyed my afternoon there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Denise P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What a fantastic place. Everything you want to know about Robert Burns. Over 2 floors filled with information and some original work. Very much enjoyed my afternoon there. Nice cafe inside with fresh coffee. Friendly staff too.

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Thank Denise P
Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

From the other side of the river the centre looks. Very large and I was expecting a big museum. In reality there is only one small room up a very steep staircase.A few artefacts and documents to read.The exhibition is free however which is unusual these days and we were happy about that. A small gift shop with some Burns... More 

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Thank 2Eliza_12
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Just a short walk from the Old Bridge House exhibition this center has all exhibits of Robert Burns where he was born and jobs that he had etc They akfo have a cinema which was screening BFG or Big Friendly Giant. Very informative. There is a seating area outside with picnic tables with views of the weir and old bridge... More 

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Thank stephen a
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Very good and very informative R.Burns centre. Should be your first port of call before doing the Burns trail through the town. Friendly staff, an hour spent gathering info and a very good coffee at the cafe on site.

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Thank 111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Very informative and well presented story of Rabbie Burns life and legacy. Interactive materials to keep children interested. Staff on reception were very pleasant and friendly. Lovely building.

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Thank Maureen B
Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

It's small, doesn't take long to get round. If you want to learn about Burns, there are some interesting exhibits and quite a lot to read about his life and times. There's a shop and a café (we didn't go in). Lovely situation by the river.

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Thank markdalton73
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

very much worth a visit to learn more about the man and his work , see historic memorabalia and artefacts

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Thank Deefan54
Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

The history of Burns in and around Dumfries,well illustrated by original documentation,is very interesting. The centre also serves as the local cinema. Look out for listings in the Tourist Information Office,local press or the Centre itself.

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Thank EdMac2013
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Small but interesting museum on the other side of the river from the town and quite hard to find. Free to enter (donations box by exit) and it would be easy to spend an hour or two looking at everything. His life was very interesting and it is all to see in a user friendly way. Would recommend.

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Hull
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Small museum celebrating Burns. Looking at everything will take no longer than one hour. Admission is free. Staff are on hand to answer any questions.

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