The Michael Bruce Cottage Museum

The museum is dedicated to the memory of Michael Bruce (1746-1767), also known as the ‘Gentle Poet of Lochleven’. The great-nephew of the poet, Robert Bruce rescued the birthplace of Michael Bruce from ruin. In 1905 a Trust was set up to look after the building and to keep his memory alive. In 1906, the Cottage was opened as a museum and retains many of its original features, including old fireplaces and traditional double doors.

It houses a collection of manuscripts and various editions of the poet’s work. The cottage contains a great collection of old photographs and watercolours of local landscapes. Also on display is an oval oil painting of a lady by an unknown artist, which probably dates from the eighteenth century.

Address: Rose Cottage, The Cobbles, Kinross, Perth & Kinross, KY13 9HL
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Keys to the Museum can be obtained at Buchan´s Garage in the main street.