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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

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Birthplace of poet Robert Burns.
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Murdoch's Lone Alloway | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
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All reviews robert burns his life brig o doon interactive displays auld kirk well worth a visit modern building birthplace museum gift shop short walk scones great man on display haggis national trust great place to visit all ages
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The series of Robert Burns places in Alloway are set in park like areas that are fun to visit, well identified, beautiful and informative. The museum is the centerpiece with lots of examples of his work, artifacts and educational items.

Thank Anne J
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Museum is well thought out and beautifully appointed. The chronological look at Robert Burns' life put his work into a much bigger context and broaden our understanding of his writing. The use of the Scots language throughout added so much authenticity to our experience.

Thank clhh
Susan C, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to review our visit, we are pleased to heare we were able to help you look at his work in a broader sense and gain understanding from the influences in his life and work.

Reviewed 3 days ago

We learned a lot about Robert Burns and really enjoyed our visit. The museum has so many artifacts and documents and it is all displayed very nicely. The gift shop is very nice too.

Thank Diana J
Susan C, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Great to hear you enjoyed your visit, we hope you managed to take in the Birthplace Cottage (included in the entry price) and the wider site? If not please come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum was certainly interesting. Lots of original memorabilia from Robert Burns life, including his father's bible where Robert Burns' birth is noted, as well as Burns' own bible with the entries of his children's births on the pages. The museum has cleverly taken many...More

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

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the museum and hope you had time to visit the cottage and wider site as well. Lighting has to be low to protect the Manuscripts but are also reviewing the lighting system and looking for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum and cottage yesterday on a family day out with my Husband and 8 year old daughter. We had a lovely lady called Ann Hamilton give us a guided tour which we did not expect, this was really lovely, my daughter and...More

Thank LAMcG_01
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and will make sure that your comments are passed to Ann. Our Volunteer guides offer tours at the weekends at both the Cottage and the Museum, which we hope to extend next season, anyone visiting...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place to visit shame the weather was so poor but that is october for you - ayr is full of history and places to visit

Thank Ian P
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good to hear you enjoyed your visit, the weather is something we can't control but hopefully there was enough of the site indoors that you could enjoy and stay warm and dry

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With the entrance ticket you will get access to the cottage where Robert Burns was born, same as the museum where has material used by him and some his books too. If you follow the maps they give you with your ticket you can also...More

Thank Crispizzalover
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum with excellent visual feature. Cafe absolutely great best clootie scone in Scotland. Nice gardens plenty for families.

Thank Alexander M
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for a lovely review, Rebecca our Baker created the recipe for our clootie scone and will be delighted to hear you enjoyed them. Lovely to hear that you had a good visit and found plenty to do for the whole family!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Robert Burns birthplace Museum is us must see for his fans. The building is full of Burns artifacts. The setting is beautiful including his resting place and the bridge over the River Doon.More

Thank galelhoff
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, although Burns was born here in Alloway and you can visit the Birthplace Cottage (included in the price of your Museum entrance) he is actually buried in Dumfries. However the area here was of significant importance to him even though...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a nice place but I think it needs to have funding help. Saw so many tech displays not working correctly and wonder if this is just from lack of funding. I enjoyed the information and exhibits on display great day trip.More

Thank Robert R
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Apologies for the delay in responding to your review as I was on leave when you left it and wanted to check what had gone wrong with the interactive displays before responding. Having checked with our facilities manager he confirmed that two of the displays...More

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holly56
7 August 2018|
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Response from susan_RBBM | Property representative |
Hello Dogs on a lead are very welcome in the outdoor parts of the site so you can bring them into the Museum Gardens, there is a gate at the back of the property to access that, the Monument Gardens, Poet's Path and into... More
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TheJacquesTravels
21 December 2017|
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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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Go810825
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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