Blue bowl from the Burns' household
This small cobalt blue bowl is believed to have belonged to Robert Burns and his family during the time they lived in Burns House, Dumfries. Jean Armour, the poet's widow, continued to live in the family home following the poet's death in 1796. She remained there for the rest of her life and by the time of her own death in 1834, the house had become a place of pilgrimage.
Relics of Robert Burns, Jean Armour Burns and their household were treasured and preserved.
Robert Burns' Mausoleum renovated
The Mausoleum of the famous Dumfries poet Robert Burns has been renovated after months of repair work. It is now available for public viewing once more.
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Visit the venues to see Burns Scotland collections
Robert Burns collections are held throughout Scotland, this map gives you an overview of where they are held. Simply click on a venue for more information.