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Burns National Heritage Park

Murdoch's Lone Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
+44 1292 443700
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Museum dedicated to the life and work of Scotland's most famous poet, Robert Burns. Site includes the Museum, the cottage in which Burns was born and lived until the age of seven, the Brig'o'Doon, Alloway Old Kirk and the Poet's Path
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Murdoch's Lone Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
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+44 1292 443700
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

One of the best family day attractions in Scotland. Steeped in History whilst entertaining for all. Staff are knowledgeable and up for fun with visitors. Also go visit the new children’s play park It’s fantastic for smaller kid’s. The fare for all in the restaurant...More

1  Thank Lawrence I
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thank you We hope you managed to visit the Cottage on your visit, you might have noticed the work there to regenerate the smallholding area. Our Orchard is now in it's second year and the trees are thriving, we hope to plant more next year....More

Reviewed 30 September 2017

Robert Burns--- author of "Auld Lang Syne" for one--- is a native son of Scotland. His childhood home is now a museum in Ayr and was a delight to see. The museum staff---especially our tram driver---were informative, fun and helpful. Allow 2 hours. There is...More

Thank cmahls
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your review, we hope you managed to visit the Auld Kirk Yard and the Brig o' Doon as well....if not please come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 16 September 2017

This was an excellent exhibition for those like me who knew little about Burns apart from Auld lang syne . Only problem in the museum was that because the light levels were so low (totally understand reasons why) it was hard for some of us...More

Thank MaryNorthumberland
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you for a lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit, learned new things and felt inspired to try something new....we hope the ink making goes well. We continue to look for ways to raise lighting levels without damaging valuable and original...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Visited as part of the Museum trail. Worth seeing as it gives a great insight into how people lived and survived.

Thank johnkfenwick
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 21 August 2017

..excellently kept gardens, helpful staff. But the centre and shop adjacent to the cottage closed the day we visited. The stencilled "captions" and quotations on the walls of the cottage detract from the historical value of the simple cottage-cum-byreMore

Thank Loughtonian1
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for your review, the building next to the cottage was the original Museum, however it was not large or sophisticated enough to protect and house the amazing collection that we are lucky enough to look after so in 2010 the purpose built Robert...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in Robert Burns don't miss visiting this, adequate parking available, staff in attendance very help helpful plenty of interesting things to see about the national bard.

Thank James G
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit, come back soon!

Reviewed 6 August 2017

Tour of cottage really brought Burns to life for us all. Guide was really engaging. Followed tour by taking the poet's path to Brig of Doon, the Burns monument and, lastly, the Burns museum. All very interesting. Cafe in the museum was lovely too!More

Thank ScotlandAliH
susan_RBBM, Visitor services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit, Cottage tours are free with admission, available every weekend and at 1pm and 3pm on weekdays during the school holidays. Not sure if you managed to join a Museum Highlight tour? these are also available every weekend....More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Beautiful park set in Robert Burns' small town. The gardens, cottage, church, and monument are all very pretty and worth a detour. I especially LOVED the Brig O Doon (bridge over the river Doon)

Thank BlueBeachGlass
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

thank you

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Well laid out trail linking several building and an impressive museum building. The history and life of Burns and examples of his work is available in a range of languages but only in 17th Century Scottish. None of the displays are in modern English, disappointing...More

Thank Geoff L
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for your feedback which I shared with our Curator and Learning Manager, I have noted their response to your comments regarding interpretation below: “It’s not 17th Century Scottish but Modern Scots that much of the interpretation is written in (by James Robertson no...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Allow enough time here to enjoy the varied attractions on offer. Authentically furnished original cottage staffed by informative staff. All parts from the museum to the cottage easily accessible with well laid out gardens and paths. Don't miss the mouse! The superb museum is a...More

Thank Katieclem46
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you for a lovely review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit

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Response from kizzyEbbwVale | Reviewed this property |
the museum itself might prove difficult for a bouncy 5 year old, but if you keep it short and just look at a few things it will be fine as there are interactive bits for children, the walk way between the museum and cottage... More
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