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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  • If your a member of the National Trust you need to visit. If not it's still worth visiting and the tearoom at the Museum offers let very food.  more »
  • My kids love coming here and the new play park is brilliant. The cafe is expensive but typical of national trust properties. The staff are friendly and helpful and toilets etc always really clean. The...  more »
  • Lovely cafe and good play park for the kids. The museum itself was very informative (it needs to be dark it didn't bother us at all) there are interactive bits in the museum that the kids can use. We ...  more »
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  • A very attractive visitors centre, with very hands on interactive displays. Very informative as you would require. And lots to do for children. The inside is dark for a reason. And a little cool. To preserve the artefacts. The toilets are well kept and very clean in both male and females . there is a good restaurant here, but portion sizes are minute. About as filling as a cheese Wafer! Making them dearer than they look on the boards. Outside garden walks are nice and Burns Cottage is also very nice but not much to see on there. Highly recommend the walking down to Brigadoon Bridge. And Burns Monument. On the whole a good day But the restaurant needs to be cheaper, and have bigger portion sizes to get 5 Stars.
  • I've visited many times but still find something new to learn. Stunning museum and its great to see where he lived, grew up and worked. Will be going back as there are stunning grounds which we will see in summer.
  • Good place to visit with family and in particular children. The new play area is excellent. The event's for children are very good. Some great offers in the cafe.
  • Great place. There's a new kids playground, very good, lots of different activities although a bit muddy when we went. Nice licensed cafe (good local beer!), hot and cold food. Staff were a bit disorganized on our visit, had to chase up our order.
  • A good collection of unique artifacts makes this a must stop! Gift shop has a nice variety of themed and local gifts. The tea shop also offers hot food at meal times.
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