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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 August 30, 2018 via mobile

We arrived in drizzle so it was good to be indoors . Lovely welcome from NT staff. Very informative museum but we though it was too dark at times to read all the information and too small the writing! We had our lunch in the...More

Thank GEORDIEJUNE
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit, as you will have been aware when you visited the Monument is undergoing extensive restoration, hence the protection from the elements, hopefully it gives you a reason to return and visit...More

Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We spent 4 hours wondering around the museum sites which are all within a 5-10 minute walk. Very good museum, shop and restaurent with parking where you can then head over to Burns Cottage, Burns monument and Brig O Doon and the two churches (...More

Thank Barry A
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Thank you for your review, it's good to hear that you enjoyed your visit and managed to experience the wider site as well and the Birthplace Cottage and the Museum. Did you manage to find the little statue house in the Monument Gardens of the...More

Reviewed August 29, 2018

I was very keen to see the birthplace of Rabbie Burns and was unaware of the visitor centre/museum. We cycled to the visitor centre/museum and on to the cottage afterwards. Both were excellent and I gained an insight into this inspired and inspiring man by...More

Thank emilymary99
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Thank you for review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and we exceeding your expectations, the local cyclepaths do help makes accessible by bike and it's great to hear you had a good visit.

Reviewed August 26, 2018

A general reorganisation may help to improve this place, but there needs to be more light and less gloom generally - in particular the main exhibition area is confusing as opposed to intriguing. Staff are generally charming and the scone + tea offer is good...More

Thank shawbhoy
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank you for your review, we are investigating different lighting schemes but as the manuscripts on display are the originals the lighting has to be lower to protect them. The display is not chronological but themed and is designed to encourage visitors to consider other...More

Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a great museum loads of things to see, loads of information, loads of history and interactive displays. You can learn a lot about Rabbie here. Nice shop and cafe too. Well worth the visit, a must see attraction !!

Thank Brian B
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Thank you so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit, we hope to welcome you back soon

Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We visited with family from Australia. We had some knowledge of Burns and sought to improve. The staff were disengaged and internally focused , the exhibition was mostly in the vernacular, little interpretation, no audio or Language aids , pretty dark and , we decided...More

Thank Stephen U
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Please contact me directly, this is not the service we expect to give visitors and I would like to investigate this further, particularly the date and time of your visit thanks you: Burns@nts.org.uk

Reviewed August 19, 2018

Went here with our New Zealand friends who were visiting they enjoyed it and found out things they didn’t know about Burns. A good stop for visitors

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Thank you, we are glad everyone enjoyed your visit

Reviewed August 19, 2018

We went on the 10:30 tour given by a volunteer and learned so much about Robbie Burns. The museum has lots of artifacts that outline sections of his life from birth to death. His work is highlighted with specific items from the family bible to...More

Thank Gloria B
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Thank you for a lovely review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

This is in two parts, separated by a short walk or drive (we chose the latter due to the terrible west-coast weather). Showing brilliant planning, there are car parks at both locations (covered by one ticket). Showing how people lived in the 18th century, Robert...More

Thank Ian C
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Lovely to hear you enjoyed your visit and that our weather didn't spoil your enjoyment, it sounds thought that because of the rain you probably didn't get to enjoy the outside elements of the site: The Auld Kirk, The Brig O' Doon and our Monument...More

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

An incredible collection of artefacts. The amount of history readily available for to experience is amazing. We as a family learnt so much in a single day. We will definitely visit here again in the future.More

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

Thank you, so pleased to here you had a great day and look forward to welcoming you back soon, if you haven't already joined please look at NTS membership which will allow you to visit us as many times in a year as you like,...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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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
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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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