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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Ayr
(4.2/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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 see Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ayr itinerary maker.
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  • We visited Burns cottage today for the Santa event running this weekend. Had 4 adults and 3 children (1-3 years old). Excellent event. Staff were very helpful, friendly and attentive. Event was very s...  more »
  • The museum itself is ok but not worth the entrance fee. Lots to see, especially manuscripts. But the highlight is hidden in the gardens, not marked well. It is the Burns Monument. Lots of occult symbo...  more »
  • Well worth a visit over 5,000 artifacts in place and most of the items n show are interactive there's is also kids interactive to get the interested in the bard at an early age. Cafe on the site is al...  more »
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  • Interactive and highly intetesting giving excellent insight to Robert Burns. I was surprised by the number of original exhibits too. Very good cafe as well.
  • Went to their Alloween event, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am now planning on going to more of their events
  • Awesome set up great for families. Tour around the cottage was extremely good, great knowledge and very well presented.
  • Really lovely area, especially if you visit brig o' doon. View from tower in the gardens is enchanting. And handy for Ayrshire coast (irvine, troon and ayr beaches)
  • Great for all things Burns. Easy parking and short walk to other locations. Even an extended golf buggy if walking is a problem with then a short walk to Burns Cottage.