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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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  • This first class museum provides multimedia/interactive information on Rabbie Burns' life and his poetry, with tasteful and thorough presentations of some of his most famous works, eg Tam O' Shanter. ...  more »
  • Visited here with my family but unfortunately we did not have time to visit the Museum but we did visit Burns Cottage - the birthplace of Robert Burns and the lovely wee gift shop. We went inside the ...  more »
  • Well what can I say, I have been recovering from an illness over the last few months ,and having turned a corner I thought lets take the old moan pot and grand child out for the day, not far away, I t...  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.