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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdoch's Lone Alloway | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
+44 1292 443700
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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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+44 1292 443700
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"robert burns"
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"his life"
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"brig o doon"
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"interactive displays"
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"auld kirk"
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"well worth a visit"
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"gift shop"
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"birthplace museum"
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"modern building"
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"great man"
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"short walk"
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"scones"
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"national trust"
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"haggis"
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"great place to visit"
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"on display"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was very interesting and informative visiting the Burns museum and cottage where he was born. The museum is well stocked with as interesting things that they know about Burns, poetry and songs, information about his life, artefacts he used, letters he wrote etc. He...More

Thank Mhairi S
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Reviewed yesterday

As I said in my review of Burns Cottage, it is interesting if you are a fan or a relative. It is a nice hour to spend learning about Robert Burns, his life and his loves, but when the gift shop and the cafeteria are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place so much to see and. Went with my mum, dad and 2 children aged 7&8 years old. The children loved hearing the stories and looking at the cottage. Mum and dad loved everything bout the visit. The children had plenty to do...More

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

Thank you for a lovely review, so glad to hear the whole family enjoyed the visit and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this Museum somewhat reluctantly - my wife wanted to go. However, it turned out to be a fascinating experience. I knew little about Robbie Burns but found the biographical details quite surprising. What a rascal! His writings, with many originals on display in...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Museum we are always delighted when we exceed expectations and more so when we alight an interest and people find out things that they didn't expect or know already.. As a team we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for food at the cafe for a bite of dinner. Have to say we’ve had better. No vegan options to speak of but settled for a bowl of pasta salad. Sadly, the veg was a little circumspect and essentially what I had was a...More

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

I am very disappointed to hear of your experience in our café but more so that you didn't raise your concerns with either of our Catering Supervisors who were both on duty yesterday, They would have liked the opportunity to hear your feedback first hand...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has plenty of interesting and informative exhibitions and artifacts, and the docents are excellent. The cafe is great also.More

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

Thank you for leaving your review we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope you managed to take in the cottage, Auld Kirk and the Brig o' Doon as well. If not please come back as see us soon, the gardens are particularly beautiful...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to visit if you are in the area, there are 2 sites, one is Burn’s Cottage and then the bigger site of the museum, gardens, church, etc. The exhibition is not huge but full of very interesting information. It is great for...More

Thank Sue H
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and leaving your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and found lots to entertain your family. we look forward to welcoming you back soon

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was quite puzzling to buy tickets for the Museum, including the Cottage, in the large new building, only to find the cottage was a 10 minute walk away, with a busy road to cross. The Cottage itself is slightly underwhelming. And where did the...More

1  Thank James M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I visited the museum and birthplace between golf rounds in Ayrshire. The scope of the museum is amazing. The collections are well organized and attractive. Very easy to follow the chronology and significance of Burns' life and accomplishments. The walk connecting the...More

Thank Ray S
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for a lovely review and for being so understanding about the Monument restoration project. This is the result of a concerted fundraising campaign (still open for donations) and very detailed planning and preparation to ensure that the restoration restores the Monument to it's...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My father is a Robert Burns fan. I visited there upon a suggestion by him. I learned a great deal and really enjoyed the museum. I walked the path to his birthplace. All very interessting. I enjoyed it very much. only downside was the Burns...More

Thank Ray K
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Sorry that you were unable to see the Monument due to the restoration works scheduled to continue to the end of this year but I am sure you will appreciate...More

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TheJacquesTravels
December 20, 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
May 23, 2017|
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Response from susan_RBBM | Property representative |
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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JWellingtonWimpy
March 28, 2017|
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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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