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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 auld kirk interactive displays well worth a visit modern building gift shop birthplace museum scones short walk on display great man haggis great place to visit national trust all ages
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

It makes absolute sense that THE poet of the Scottish language would be explained in his native tongue---and speaking of tongues, the cafe here serves a brilliant lunch. I had the Ploughman's Lunch laden with ayrshire ham, local cheeses, chutney and greens; my partner had...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Thanks for a lovely review, we try where possible to source from local suppliers and I am delighted to be able to tell you that the haggis comes from award winning local butchers Pollock & Williamson and your cheeses where made on the island of...More

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

It is wonderful to have such a good facility worthy of Scotland’s most famous poet. The museum is very interesting with some good interactive exhibits for children. Although I appreciate that low level lighting is necessary to preserve the exhibits (and a sign was on...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit and were able to take the time and visit the whole site. I have noted your observations about the café, we continue to review service and look...More

Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

This is our second visit to the Burns Museum and on both occasions it’s been a brilliant day. The museum is great fun for children and adults. The kids play park, the cottage and the Burns trail, all fab and the events that are run...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

Thank you for your review , it's lovely to hear that you enjoy the Museum. Regarding your comments about the café we have reviewed signage and introduced additional signage at the start of the season, we are e continually looking to improve service. During the...More

Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful atmospheric place to visit, lots of information to hand (if like us you miss the guided tour) we all enjoyed our visit super staff too

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2018

Thank you for a lovely review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the team are pleased to hear that you found them helpful

Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Spent a few hours here - cottage is very small but worth the 10 min walk. Museum well laid out and very informative.

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank you for your review, we hope you managed to take in the Auld Kirks and Monument Gardens bas well, but if not it's an excuse to come and visit us again. Thank you !

Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Visited Robbie Burn's cottage Saturday 20th July on the 222nd anniversary of his death which made the visit even more poignant. Our guide a more mature gentleman was excellent and made our visit his knowledge of the bard and his ability to recite stories and...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2018

Thank you for your review, the Museum can be busier when coaches arrive however these people like yourself have come as they have an interest in Burns, but it can be rather overwhelming if you arrive at the same time as a large group. These...More

Reviewed July 24, 2018

A well presented, interactive history of Robert Burns' life and works with some genuine Burns artifacts on display. What might have been a dry subject was brought to life by interactive exhibits and audio clips of Burns' works.

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2018

Thank you for your review, we are delighted that we managed to engage you and bring things to life, it's always great to hear when we manage to exceed expectation. we hope we can welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed July 23, 2018

If you are a fan of Burns poetry this would rate as excellent. For the less aware it's a good interactive museum for an insight into the grat man. The birthplace cottage shows humble beginnings after so much grandness. Scottish national trust.

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2018

Thank you for your review, good to hear you enjoyed the interactive exhibition and got a feeling of the life of young Burns

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Firstly I have to admit: (a) I'm not Scottish; (b) I'm not a Robert Burns fan; and (c) I can't understand a lot of his prose. Having admitted that, this comprehensive museum is a must for any Burns admirer. It contains a huge number of...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thank you for your review and being so candid! You correctly pointed out that lighting levels are low to preserve original documents, we are constantly reviewing the lighting scheme and try to find a suitable , cost effective scheme which may increase lighting without causing...More

Reviewed July 20, 2018 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

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

We are glad that the Museum met your expectations and that you came away with a greater understanding of the character of the Bard. Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, we have to agree that the tours do bring the cottage...More

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holly56
August 7, 2018|
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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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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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