The house retains much of it's eighteenth century character and contains many relics of the poet. There is the chair in which he wrote his last poems, many original letters and manuscripts, and the famous Kilmarnock and Edinburgh editions of his work.
The world renowned Scottish Bard and Poet, Robert Burns, or Rabbie as he is more commonly known, was born in the wee whitewashed thatched cottage over 200 years ago and it was his formative years in Ayrshire that sowed the seeds of his literary talents.
The museum tells the story of Livingstones explorations in Africa, with many of his personal belongings and travel aids, including diaries, navigational equipment and even the famous red shirt he was wearing when he met the journalist H M Stanley.
Robert The Bruce, born at Lochmaben Castle in 1274, was Knight and Overlord of Annandale and was crowned King of Scots in 1306. In the winter of 1307 after suffering defeat, King Robert went into hiding in the cave.
This award winning visitor centre tells the story of the connections between Robert Burns and the town of Dumfries. The well-researched exhibition is illuminated by many original documents and relics of the poet.
Housed in a Victorian engine shop, this museum explores Scotland's importance to maritime history. Exhibits include a shipyard worker's tenement flat as well as several floating vessels with local connections.
This is the house built and lived in by Sir Walter Scott, novelist and author of timeless classics. The house has a fine collection of historic relics, weapons and armour, and a large library of rare volumes.