Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Ayr

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Learn about Scotland's most famous bard at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. The museum holds the world's most important Burns collection, containing more than 5,500 manuscripts, books, personal artifacts, correspondence, and artwork relating to Burns. Visit the cottage that was the birthplace of Scotland's favorite son. The two-roomed clay and thatch cottage, built in 1759, gives you a true sense of life in 18th-century Scotland. The restaurant and cafe feature traditional Scottish food. The museum is wheelchair accessible, but there's a bit of a walk between the outdoor exhibits. Plan to visit Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Ayr attractions using our Ayr trip itinerary builder site .
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  • August 21, 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...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    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 a...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    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.  more »
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  • Good parking lovely grounds good restaurant meals or snacks food prices good nice cakes and coffee staff excellent
  • A nice little place to experience how Rabbie Burns lived in his days. A pretty little garden perfect for a sunny day. No parking is available
  • A place of genius. Lovely, well kept grounds and a wealth of history to discover. Easy parking and everything within easy walking distance. Lovely shop and restaurant, staff pleasant and helpful.
  • Extremely interesting and well kept. Lucky to be there on a sunny day.
  • Visit Scotland....... Visit Robert Burns cottage..... (not to be missed as part of the important heritage of the country)

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The center of the city opens up to the New Bridge and Gothic Town Hall. Hotels and inns fill this central area and provide convenient access to cultural and historical attractions. The center is split by the River Ayr, which joins the sea at the harbor. Accommodations along the river or coast are near the city center and provide spectacular views.
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