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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Murdoch's Lone Alloway | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant new building - ideal for teaching. it is central to the Brig; Gardens; and Burn's Cottage. It has an original Kilmarnock edition. We got a volunteer Guide to take us round for half an hour which was brilliant. Lotsof interesting things and stories. One...More

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

Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Our shops have a range of products to suit all pockets including a range of children's pick up lines and we are please to provide a wide range of children's books...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interactive museum, with everything you want to know about Robert Burns - including renditions of his songs. The museum also has a restaurant, with hearty food.

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

Glad you enjoyed your visit, we hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Modern building housing many interesting facts and articles about Robert Burns life and works. Being a fan of his wonderful poems and songs I loved it. Nice cafe for a bite to eat and shop selling a variety of Scottish souvenirs as you would expect,...More

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

Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and Café. We hope you also you had time to visit the Cottage and the wider site: the gardens, Poets Path, the Auld Kirk and the Brig' o' Doon , if not please come...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had not visited here before but it is a popular destination for people from around the world. There is a big welcoming entrance with plenty of merchandise to tempt. The exhibition itself we found rather poorly lit (because of protecting artefacts) but it was...More

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

Glad to hear you had a good visit and managed to see everything, thank you for taking the time to write your review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a place Robert Burns has in Scottish history and died so young before 40. His house even though large for the time was still cramped and accommodated farm animals as well so imagine the aroma. Windows were small because of a window tax which...More

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

Wow, what a comprehensive and informative review! I will let Allan know that you enjoyed his tour, our volunteer guides work very hard and do help bring the cottage to life. I hope you managed to take in a Museum Highlights Tour as well. these...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

The museum is a lovely place to visit if you are a Burns fan. Very informative, and set up to easily navigate your way around. The gift shop has more stuff to purchase, than most gift shops, and I purchased several items to take home....More

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

Thank you for your review, good to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

I loved this place - so much to see and understand. I knew a lot about Burns, but learnt so much more.

Thank Kelcardon
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

So lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you feel that you leaft us having learned from your visit.

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Always a nice pleasant place for lunch, good gift shop with interesting items. Restaurant usually had a good choice of light snacks, scones, cakes etc, very disabled friendly, excellent for wheelchairs. All on the level with good parking and nice gardens at the back of...More

Thank Keith J
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you, we are lucky that being a relatively new build we were able to design the building to be accessible but we continue to look at ways to make us even more accessible. One of our most recent ideas is to incorporate an accessible...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Set in Alloway, the history of Robert Burns is well documented, and well worth a visit! Loved the Brig o Doon and the auks Kirk!

Thank Julia G
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, you obviously managed to take in all the elements of the sight and it's good to hear that you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Staff lovely. Food very good especially the breakfast selections. Good value for money. If you can get in before 10.30 as coach yours start to arrive.More

Thank redannette27
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Glad you enjoy our breakfast rolls We try to work with local suppliers as much as possible and I am delighted to be able to tell you our bacon is Ayrshire's finest supplied by Robertsons, our eggs come from a local farmer and egg producer...More

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Crazymoo2804
23 May 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
28 March 2017|
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Response from susan_RBBM | Property representative |
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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JamesLyon1984
1 September 2015|
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Response from susan_RBBM | Property representative |
Hello Dogs are welcome in the Museum and Cottage Gardens if kept on a lead, we have tables and chairs outside at the museum café so you can still enjoy coffee or a meal accompanied by your 4 legged friends
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