Ellisland Farm Reopens With Easter Fun

Easter traditions are being kept alive at Robert Burns farm with egg decorating and rolling on Saturday and Monday.


There will also be a treasure hunt with Easter prizes.


Families will be able to decorate eggs in the barn built by Burns.  All materials – including the hard boiled eggs – will be provided.


The cost of £3 per child  will cover both the treasure hunt and the egg decorating. The museum itself will be open for tours at £5 per adult with children free.


The museum and farm is closed on Easter Sunday. The activities will be offered on Saturday and Easter Monday.


Joan McAlpine, Project Director at Robert Burns Ellisland Trust said:


“We’re delighted to welcome visitors back to Ellisland after the Winter and we will be offering tours of the museum and our collection at last year’s price of £5 per adult, though children will be free at Easter.
“We felt it was important to mark Easter with traditional seasons activities which we are keen to keep alive.  Egg decorating and  rolling has long been a cultural tradition in Scotland and the north of England. Although we don’t know if Burns did it, we’re sure he would approve of people having a good time. We will serve refreshments and people are welcome to bring their own picnics.
“We are grateful for the funding we have received to help us re-open for the season, with special mention to Historic Environment Scotland, Museums Galleries Scotland, The People’s Postcode Lottery and The Holywood Trust


The museum will next week resume normal opening times of 11am to 4pm Thursday to Saturday.