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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Ayr

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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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  • On our most recent trip to Ayrshire we decided (long overdue) to visit the Burns Museum and found it to be so much more than we expected. After first having breakfast in the cafe, we took the tour of ...  read more »
  • Excellent place to learn about Robert Burns and his life and works. The museum is well laid out and has plenty to see. Whilst there you must go to his birthplace as it is preserved and superb Well nic...  read more »
  • Very interesting most enjoyable at the cottage there was a gentleman telling us all about rabbie burns reading his poems he was very good the museum is interesting to could spend a good part of the da...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Good museum. Well laid out, and lots of stuff to see. If would be nice if they rotated stuff around now and again. There must be any amount of things in storage, and there I am looking at the same old bits and pieces again. Other than that, good museum.
  • Fantastic interactive exhibits in the museum and wonderfully informative. The exhibition room lights up on the hour every hour playing a Robert Burns song and it's truly magical.
  • Fantastic venue and setting for friends wedding. Staff were friendly and food was great.
  • Good wee day out
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