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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Ayr

(4.2/5 based on 750+ 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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  • I live locally to Alloway, and I visit the Burns Museum a lot, mainly for a visit to the cafe. The museum itself is very well designed, it is full of history and gives you a weird feeling of nostalgia...  more »
  • Not what I expected,full of history and nostalga and very informative inside. If honest was expecting something much older and in line with the era of Burns (bit like the royal mile in Edinburgh).  more »
  • This is a great museum with lots of Rabbie Burns material, a good shop and a well thought out and spacious cafe. There are garden walks down to Brig o Doon and you can then walk along the Poets Path 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.