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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There was lots to do! The museum itself, some free exhibitions and shops inside. There were markets outside as you went in. Favourite part was walking around all the gardens and outdoor exhibitions. Really enjoyed- a good day out

Thank naburke95
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for writing a review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and managed to get outside and see the other parts of the site as well.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Just one of a plethora of places to visit linked to our national poet Rabbie Burns. This is my personal favourite but all are worth a visit and all well linked to one and other. The museum is very interesting with some good interactive exhibits...More

Thank monkston2
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, it's great to hear from out regular visitors, especially to hear that you can always find something to do on your visits. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this museum very interesting with a lot of original hand written pieces written by the man himself. The information round the museum was good and lots of interactive activities to occupy youngsters and learn through them. The playpark looked great and the gardens...More

Thank Norma1cumb
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou for such a lovely review giving a great flavour of what we are about. The restoration of the Monument is on schedule and recently some of the scaffold has been removed which has revealed the its very top. this really significant work to secure...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being local to this museum, my 2 sons love going here as it has a fantastic play area for children. My boys enjoy playing in the Burns cottage replica playhouse. There is an excellent coffee shop/cAfe which is always busy and serves up lovely cakes.More

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

Thank you , it's lovely to hear that we have become a family favourite for you.... keep an idea on our noticeboards and Facebook posts for news of events and crafting sessions. Just to note the playground will be closed on the 22nd & 23rd...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good, interesting museum with interactive things to do. Nice toilets and café although not particularly cheap in café or for entrance.More

Thank john754
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 you enjoyed your visit. We do review our prices and compare ourselves to our local competitors and believe we are on par with other local eateries, we pride ourselves in the strong relationships we have developed with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Informative, interesting and interactive museum. Lovely coffee shop and gift shop. Grounds are lovely too. Great place.

Thank valerieg961
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thank you

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

Very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and managed to take in all parts of the site, we look forward to welcoming you back soom!

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 weeks 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

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holly56
August 7, 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
December 20, 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
May 23, 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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