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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdoch's Lone Alloway | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
+44 844 493 2601
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Birthplace of poet Robert Burns.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Murdoch's Lone Alloway | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited the Museum with my parents and partner on a recent trip to Arran, Ayr and Portpatrick. There is lots to see and do in the area so you could easily spend half a day (or more!) here. We started with lunch at the...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for such an informed review, we feel you have managed to create an ideal itinerary for visit the Museum and encapsulate what hope to achieve. it's a pity you didn't have more time to visit the Auld Kirk and Monument Gardens...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum is full of fascinating artifacts & history not just of Burns' life but of the area & times. A very absorbing few hours.

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review we hope you managed to visit the Birthplace Cottage as well (entry to which is included in the Museum ticket) if not please come back and visit us soon

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice museum of his life. A little dark so had trouble seeing all the writings. Fun activities for children to participate in.More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review, unfortunately lighting has to be kept low to protect the original manuscripts but we continue to look for a more effective lighting scheme, any changes wil naturally be subject to funding but we hope in the near future to fiind...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only can you visit Burns's birthplace, the historical artifacts at the museum are well-selected to showcase the author's time, works, and continuing fame.

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit and found the Museum stimulating and engaging

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the exhibits were informative with lots that were interactive & suitable for all ages. This experience gives a wonderful insight into the life of Rabbie Burns. The shop offers lovely Scottish gifts. Staff very willing & helpful. The grounds were well kept & afford...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a lovely an informative review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we haop to see you all back again soon

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought this would be a good cafe stop to take our friends to, who were visiting from the U.S., and to take in the free Burns exhibits as well. Unfortunately the cafe was a let down from the moment we arrived and as a...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Please could you contact me Burns@nts.org.uk with your contact details and a good time to call you. This is not the level of services we would expect to provide in our café and I would like to follow up on this, I have already spoken...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is a beautifully crafted monument to the works of the great man. The main exhibit doesn't just focus Burns and his life (of which there's plenty of information), but also on his most famous poems too. It bogles the mind to think of...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review we are delighted to hear that had a good visit to the Museum. I am disappointed that you had a poor experience in the café, we have had some queues recently as there have been a number of coaches arriving...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely small museum with lots of interactive activities for kids and young people. Great information about Rabbie Burns and examples of his work and life. Plenty of parking with a free buggy ride over to Burn's cottage. Gift shop and coffee house here too.

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Its great to hear you enjoyed your visit, we hope you managed to visit the Auld Kirk , the Brig and the Monument gardens as well. Hope to see you back soon

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The Scottish National Trust is an amazing organization and has done a wonderful job of this museum honoring Rabbie Burns. Some of our tour group walked to his preserved thatched roof home but My biggest thrill was going to and walking over the Brig o'Doon....More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

So lovely to hear you enjoyed your visit, we hope you managed to visit the Auld Kirk as well- if not put that on your to do list for next time, you will find the headstone for William Burns there, the place felt important enough...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Good bits: The museum has a fantastic park, and the interactive parts of the museum are great for kids. It is also nice to be able to hear his works spoken. There is also an extensive collection of artefacts and lots of information. The walk...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback, we are currently looking at ways to help with interpretation at the Cottage especially when they are no Guided Tours available, these normally run on the hour at the weekends starting at 11am and during the summer holidays- they will...More

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TheJacquesTravels
21 December 2017|
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Response from susan_RBBM | Property representative |
Hello There is a reciprocal agreement which allows National Trust members worldwide to use their cards to gain entry to National Trust for Scotland properties, so the answer is yes, you can use your National Trust card to... More
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Crazymoo2804
23 May 2017|
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Hi the only two parts of the site which require entry tickets are the museum and the cottage, dogs are welcome in both the monument and museum gardens on a lead. The museum garden has outside tables and chairs so you can... More
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We think you may be referring to the "Gregg Fiddle" which belonged to William Gregg and was played during dance classes at the Bachelors Club, Tarbolton which were attended by Robert Burns. This precious instrument was... More
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