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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdoch's Lone Alloway | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
+44 1292 443700
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Birthplace of poet Robert Burns.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Murdoch's Lone Alloway | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on the 10:30 tour given by a volunteer and learned so much about Robbie Burns. The museum has lots of artifacts that outline sections of his life from birth to death. His work is highlighted with specific items from the family bible to...More

Thank Gloria B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is in two parts, separated by a short walk or drive (we chose the latter due to the terrible west-coast weather). Showing brilliant planning, there are car parks at both locations (covered by one ticket). Showing how people lived in the 18th century, Robert...More

Thank Ian C
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Lovely to hear you enjoyed your visit and that our weather didn't spoil your enjoyment, it sounds thought that because of the rain you probably didn't get to enjoy the outside elements of the site: The Auld Kirk, The Brig O' Doon and our Monument...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An incredible collection of artefacts. The amount of history readily available for to experience is amazing. We as a family learnt so much in a single day. We will definitely visit here again in the future.More

Thank CosmoBarry
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, so pleased to here you had a great day and look forward to welcoming you back soon, if you haven't already joined please look at NTS membership which will allow you to visit us as many times in a year as you like,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely visit with an interesting way of displaying facts and items associated with Burns. The play area is great for younger kids, the cafe was good.More

Thank Clare S
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you fro leaving you review, if you are visit the Museum we have a children's Mouse Hunt and activity sheets which can be collected from reception. we also issue activity backpacks (£5 deposit) which cover the whole site with 15 different activities to complete...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here on a Sunday morning, as we were in the area. We had known about the Museum for some time (we are NTS members), but didn't fully realise that it had been open for eight years! We found the displays to be very...More

Thank Peter3101
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving your review. We do have English translations for most of the poems, I think on the day that you visited these may have been missing: sometimes our visitors like them so much they leave with them! However I have asked the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised by the scale and style of this modern museum. It provides a wealth of information about Burns’ life, his works and his fame. My own personal interest is in his music, and I liked the interactive displays, such as Burns’ “jukebox”....More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank for your review , we are pleased that you found lots to entertain and engage you, the "jukebox" is fun and brings groups together, we have tried to interpret and share information in a entertaining but educational way so it's good to know that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice day to explore the story of Robert Burns.His work was on display all around the museum my whole family went and not one complaint about the museum being boring

Thank Sophie_ScottLiddell
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thank you it's lovely to hear everyone felt engaged and no- one got bored we tey to make sure there is something for everyone regardless of age so great to hear that your family enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It makes absolute sense that THE poet of the Scottish language would be explained in his native tongue---and speaking of tongues, the cafe here serves a brilliant lunch. I had the Ploughman's Lunch laden with ayrshire ham, local cheeses, chutney and greens; my partner had...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for a lovely review, we try where possible to source from local suppliers and I am delighted to be able to tell you that the haggis comes from award winning local butchers Pollock & Williamson and your cheeses where made on the island of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is wonderful to have such a good facility worthy of Scotland’s most famous poet. The museum is very interesting with some good interactive exhibits for children. Although I appreciate that low level lighting is necessary to preserve the exhibits (and a sign was on...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit and were able to take the time and visit the whole site. I have noted your observations about the café, we continue to review service and look...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit to the Burns Museum and on both occasions it’s been a brilliant day. The museum is great fun for children and adults. The kids play park, the cottage and the Burns trail, all fab and the events that are run...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review , it's lovely to hear that you enjoy the Museum. Regarding your comments about the café we have reviewed signage and introduced additional signage at the start of the season, we are e continually looking to improve service. During the...More

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holly56
7 August 2018|
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Response from susan_RBBM | Property representative |
Hello Dogs on a lead are very welcome in the outdoor parts of the site so you can bring them into the Museum Gardens, there is a gate at the back of the property to access that, the Monument Gardens, Poet's Path and into... More
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TheJacquesTravels
21 December 2017|
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Hello There is a reciprocal agreement which allows National Trust members worldwide to use their cards to gain entry to National Trust for Scotland properties, so the answer is yes, you can use your National Trust card to... More
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Crazymoo2804
23 May 2017|
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Hi the only two parts of the site which require entry tickets are the museum and the cottage, dogs are welcome in both the monument and museum gardens on a lead. The museum garden has outside tables and chairs so you can... More
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