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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

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

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History & Anthropology Specialized & Alternative



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Opening hours

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

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Adults £4.00
Family £10.00
Reduced £3.00
Family (one adult) £8.00

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The Arched House, Ecclefechan, Scotland


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