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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdoch's Lone Alloway | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
+44 1292 443700
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Birthplace of poet Robert Burns.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Murdoch's Lone Alloway | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Went here yesterday and the cold crisp weather was ideal to look at all of the outside attractions including Burns Cottage. My 6yr old has been learning about Burns at school and really enjoyed the exhibition. Plenty for adults and kids to interact with, even...More

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susan_RBBM, Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Thank you for your review, we hope you visited the Cottage and Auld Kirk as well, if not that's something different for your next visit!

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Reviewed February 2, 2018

Birthday treat for me (25th Jan) found both the Museum and the Birthplace very interesting. The food in the Cafe was excellent and the spontaneous corus on Happy Birthday from another visiting party, was the Icing on the cake (with thanks for the Guide for...More

Thank diannesellick
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susan_RBBM, Guest Relations Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2018

How lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit and made us part of your Birthday celebrations, we hope you will visit us again soon!

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Reviewed February 1, 2018

We visited here in January 2018 as part of our holiday weekend. I was overwhelmed by the volume of artifacts and the information given. Guiding only the four of us was a woman volunteer who made sense of every exhibit, putting everything into a context...More

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susan_RBBM, other at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Thank you we are absolutely delighted to receive such a wonderful review, we are very lucky to have a dedicated team of volunteers guides who delight in taking tours at the Museum and the Cottage on the weekends, I will make sure they see your...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

Visited here as part of a group, some from Sweden, as part of a weekend celebrating Robert Burns. We found the museum and its exhibits very interesting. We also visited the cafe whilst we where there and all enjoyed excellent food.

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susan_RBBM, Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2018

Thank you for leaving a review, we are glad we enjoyed your visit and your weekend went well!

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Great place to take the kids. Lots for them to do. Good cafe/restaurant plus plenty to do roundabouts with gardens , cottage, Kirk Alloway, and Brig o’ Doon

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susan_RBBM, other at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thank you , glad you enjoyed your visit, I hope the weather was kind and the children were able to get out into the play park in the museum garden, if not hope to see you soon for them to try it out!

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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Although this is only a few miles from home it has been a long time since we visited. Restaurant/ cafe first class, bread was either baked on premises or of that quality. Museum, not a lot of changes but an enjoyable visit. Shop, lots to...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Thank you for a lovely review, so glad you visiting us again and found the changes positive. We hope you won't leave long next time, we have lots of events coming up around Burns Night including the World Haggis Hurling Competition on 28th January so...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

We visited Robert Burns museum with our 2 daughters while staying at nearby Girvan over the New Year. To be honest we only visited it because it was the only NTS place open at this time of year but we are sure glad we did!...More

Thank TheJacquesTravels
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and were able to visit the Cottage and Museum, hopefully you also took in the Brig 'O' Doon and the Auld Kirk which both feature in the poem Tam O' Shanter. Our Guidebook and the Wee Guide to...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

My husband and I are frequent patrons of this venue,it has a sizeable cafe with very good food ,varies choices,reasonable prices,very pleasant and well mannered staff.In addition to the cafe there are craft shops,a museum ,and outside a extensive children's play area,also very pleasant walks...More

Thank Jean Innes
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Thank you for your kind review, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

This multi-million pound refurbishment is a fitting tribute to the Scottish Bard. The exhibitions are imaginatively displayed and good use is made of IT, especially to make it accessible for kids. At first I found the atmosphere rather gloomy. However, bright lighting was never a...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Thank you for your review. Your assumption that the lighting is for preservation is absolutely correct although we are constantly reviewing new lighting schemes as they become available to try and source something which provides brighter light without damaging manuscripts. Any changes will also be...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017

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

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

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TheJacquesTravels
December 20, 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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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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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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