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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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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit for young and not so young to learn and experience at. Friendly knowledgeable passionate staff. Doesn't take long to tour so a good stopping point in a visit to Ayr.

Thank Nick_k_uk
susan_RBBM, Visitor services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit the team are delighted to hear that found them helpful and knowledgeable. thanks for leaving your review.

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

My nine year old son loves the Burns centre, as do I. The layout has a great mix for adults and children and makes Burns accessible for all. My son loves the Burns Cottage were he plays at fermers. Another great family day out, especially...More

Thank AJ D
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

It's great to hear that your son enjoys visiting us, we try to have something for everyone but we also love it when young minds are engaged. We hope you can come to the opening of our new children's play area on September 23rd and...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Highlight of the visit is the birthplace building itself. Not overstuffed with artefacts but simple and quite atmospheric. A must for admirers of the great Robbie Burns. The visitor centre on the other hand is noisy, confused and so dimly lit it is virtually impossible...More

Thank Stephen B
Susan C, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to the Museum. The lighting has to be low to protect the original manuscripts. There is no particular route through the Museum it's thematic so people can dip in to the different influences and...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

For anyone interested in Burns this is the place to start. Not only do you get entrance to an interactive museum full of memorabilia, manuscripts and artwork but you can visit the cottage of his birth, the Alloway kirk, gardens with monument and Brig O'...More

Thank johnkfenwick
Susan C, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you for a lovely review we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Allow a good couple of hours to see Robert Burns's birthplace and then walk to museum, gardens and monument which is a short walk away.

Thank Goingorganic
Susan C, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

It was such a great afternoon out, we started at Burns cottage where the man at the kiosk gave us the run down on what we can do with our national trust pass, he was incredibly knowledgeable and could answer anything we asked him! he...More

Thank Aoi Y
Susan C, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you for such a lovely review. Our team will be delighted that you enjoyed your visit I hope the "mouse hunt' made your daughter's visit a bit more interesting for her? It's hard to compete with the beach for an active outdoor child but...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

A brave attempt to contextualise the exhibits by using the language RB himself use, but I guess most visitors would prefer English! I think the fashionable museum practice of exploring "themes" rather than a straightforward chronology is plain wrong and confusing in this case. Huge...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We wanted to encourage visitors to explore and interpret all aspects of Burns' life. He is the subject of dozens of biographies and his life story is easy to find in print, consequently we felt a move away from a...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Great exhibits, interactive and enjoyable in the main centre. Sites are split across venues with about a ten minute walk between so we were happy to gave visited on a dry day! Reasonable entry price at £22 for a family ticket. Poet's path was an...More

Thank HR13LY
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. There are information leaflets for the cottage in the first room you enter which should help with self led interpretation, it's not clear whether you managed to pick one of these up as this might...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful museum, gardens and center. Take the guided tour of Burns' cottage. The explanation and historical context was worth it. Also, it's worth the walk to see the Brig O'Doon.

Thank Doug T
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Glad to hear you had a good visit, hope you also managed to take in the Auld Kirk Yard, a scene from Tam o' Shanter and the final resting place of William Burnes, father off the Bard

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Visited by many tourists the museum has an exhibition, large restaurant and gift shop. The exhibitiion contains many original Burn's memoribilia and is very educational and interactive. The adjacent gardens offer a nice stroll to the Alloway auld Kirkyard, the Doon Bridge and a 10...More

Thank pologreyhound
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for such comprehensive review, so glad you enjoyed your visit

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ricardo6677
20 December 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
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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