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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 see Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ayr itinerary maker.
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  • The kids usually get bored going to museums but there was tonnes for them to do, electronic games, phones with poems and songs playing, find the mouses, gardens to play in, sculpture trail, robert bur...  more »
  • We visited as part of a group and were treated to some behind the scenes gems in addition to the wonderful items displayed in the Museum. It is worth asking to see if you can view some of his original...  more »
  • Even if you are only vaguely aware of Burns you should visit. Brilliantly done. Don't miss the gardens, monument, Brig o' Doon, auld Kirk and Burns Cottage all within easy walking distance along the P...  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.