Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace and its collection

Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace

In 1795 the great social historian, Thomas Carlyle was born in this humble house. The three rooms of the museum contain many of Carlyle's possessions, providing a fascinating insight into nineteenth century life in a small Scottish town. The birthplace has been open to the public since 1883 and has changed very little in that time, giving an authentic look into a Victorian household. Fascinating collection of portraits and Thomas Carlyle's personal possessions

History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology Specialized & Alternative  Specialized & Alternative

Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace
The Arched House
DG11 3DG Ecclefechan

Visitor information Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace

Opening hours

1 Nov–19 Mar 2020, closed
20 Mar - 1 Nov, daily, 10.00 - 17.00
1 Nov - 31 Dec, closed


Family (one adult)£8.00


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The Arched House, Ecclefechan

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