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“A must visit in Scotland”

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
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US$13.43*
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Ranked #6 of 42 things to do in Ayr
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Owner description: Birthplace of poet Robert Burns.
Reviewed November 12, 2017

What a place Robert Burns has in Scottish history and died so young before 40. His house even though large for the time was still cramped and accommodated farm animals as well so imagine the aroma. Windows were small because of a window tax which was unfair. The visitors centre is worth supporting and the maps well constructed. There is a walking trail including Burns cottage, the museum, the monument and gardens and Alloway Auld Kirk. It is wheel chair accessible and has a gift shop as well as toilets on site. At weekends only a guide will be there in the cottage and don't miss this. Our guide was named Alan and he was a fountain of knowledge and lifted our experience.

Thank beheaded c
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2017

Wow, what a comprehensive and informative review!

I will let Allan know that you enjoyed his tour, our volunteer guides work very hard and do help bring the cottage to life. I hope you managed to take in a Museum Highlights Tour as well. these also run at the weekends.

thanks for visiting and we hope you can return to see us again soon.

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

The museum is a lovely place to visit if you are a Burns fan. Very informative, and set up to easily navigate your way around. The gift shop has more stuff to purchase, than most gift shops, and I purchased several items to take home. Very good quality!

Thank Maclebon M
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2017

Thank you for your review, good to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

I loved this place - so much to see and understand. I knew a lot about Burns, but learnt so much more.

Thank Kelcardon
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

So lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you feel that you leaft us having learned from your visit.

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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Always a nice pleasant place for lunch, good gift shop with interesting items. Restaurant usually had a good choice of light snacks, scones, cakes etc, very disabled friendly, excellent for wheelchairs. All on the level with good parking and nice gardens at the back of restaurant

Thank Keith J
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

Thank you, we are lucky that being a relatively new build we were able to design the building to be accessible but we continue to look at ways to make us even more accessible. One of our most recent ideas is to incorporate an accessible opening session to the Museum on the first Tuesday of every month running between 3-5pm. we turn up the lights and turn off the sound so that people who find sound disruptive are not disturbed and people needing higher light levels can enjoy the exhibit. Our new children's play are has wheelchair access to the Cauldron roundabout and the sandpit as well.
We are pleased to have been awarded the healthy Living award for our café menu which means we offer healthy choices and alternatives and we continue to develop our menu, recently having installed a new salad bar counter to be able to offer more choice.
look forward to you visiting again soon

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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Set in Alloway, the history of Robert Burns is well documented, and well worth a visit! Loved the Brig o Doon and the auks Kirk!

Thank Julia G
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, you obviously managed to take in all the elements of the sight and it's good to hear that you enjoyed your visit

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