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

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Admission charges

Adult £3, Family £8, Single Parent £6, Concession £2

Additional info

There is reasonably rough paving between parking spaces and the birthplace. One step into main room on ground floor. Steep flight of stairs up to two rooms on second floor. Large print factsheets on request. Touch tours. An audio guide in the ground floor room provides information about the property.

Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace
The Arched House
DG11 3DG



0844 4932247

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