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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
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  • Average9%
  • 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 yesterday via mobile

This cottage is the birthplace of Robert Burns. It is surrounded by a lovely garden and an education centre. The cottage itself is quite small comprising of four rooms. I would definitely recommend getting the guided tour though as the volunteer guides are very knowledgeable...More

Thank Ian H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Burns National Heritage Park is definitely worth a visit. In the museum, the displays were interesting and the interactive ones were especially nice. The guided tour at the Burns house was entertaining. Our tour guide Melvin brought the place to life.More

Thank Fran0812
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and Cottage and Melvyn will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed his tour. Guided Tours are available free with your entry ticket on Saturdays and Sundays at the Museum and the Cottage, lasting 1/2...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a great place for a cup of coffee( and a scone if you are peckish). The menu is god value for money and the seating looking out to the woods is very pleasantMore

1  Thank iainandlinda
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susan_RBBM, Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review We are in the middle of a mini refit for the café, unfortunately some the furniture is stuck in the snow, however we are very excited to be creating new seating areas and hope you...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is an interestingplace now - it used to be just the cottage and garden. Now they have the fields at the back and are making it into a community garden and orchard over the next five yearsMore

Thank Graham I
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susan_RBBM, other at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and have discovered the smallholding area, this has always been part of the site but thanks to generous funding we have been able to open up and redevelop the site improving drainage and adding access paths. Two years...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

It's difficult not to be moved by the humble birthplace of Scotland's national Bard - a simple cottage made by Burns' father's own hands. Efforts to import digital technology in the first room to illustrate the childhood of Robert Burns did not quite hit the...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you for your review, the digital technology you refer to was removed from the cottage two years ago as it wasn't felt to be appropriate or assist interpretation. The cottage is furnished as it would have been when Burn's was a boy and the...More

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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
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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

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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
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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!

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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
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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

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

We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

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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
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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

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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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