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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdoch's Lone Alloway | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
+44 844 493 2601
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Birthplace of poet Robert Burns.
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Murdoch's Lone Alloway | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely small museum with lots of interactive activities for kids and young people. Great information about Rabbie Burns and examples of his work and life. Plenty of parking with a free buggy ride over to Burn's cottage. Gift shop and coffee house here too.

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Its great to hear you enjoyed your visit, we hope you managed to visit the Auld Kirk , the Brig and the Monument gardens as well. Hope to see you back soon

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Scottish National Trust is an amazing organization and has done a wonderful job of this museum honoring Rabbie Burns. Some of our tour group walked to his preserved thatched roof home but My biggest thrill was going to and walking over the Brig o'Doon....More

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

So lovely to hear you enjoyed your visit, we hope you managed to visit the Auld Kirk as well- if not put that on your to do list for next time, you will find the headstone for William Burns there, the place felt important enough...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good bits: The museum has a fantastic park, and the interactive parts of the museum are great for kids. It is also nice to be able to hear his works spoken. There is also an extensive collection of artefacts and lots of information. The walk...More

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

Thank you for your feedback, we are currently looking at ways to help with interpretation at the Cottage especially when they are no Guided Tours available, these normally run on the hour at the weekends starting at 11am and during the summer holidays- they will...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our morning at the museum and cottage. We had lunch in the cafe which had a range of meals to choose from and the cafe itself was spacious. A special thanks to Janice who was very helpful and friendly!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 a lovely review it's good to hear that you enjoyed your visit and Janice will be pleased to hear that she was able to help make your visit more meaningful, I will make sure she receives your feedback. Hope you managed to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong - the facilities are beautiful. Everyone is praising the cafe, gift shop, playground and gift shop. I was really keen to find about more about Robbie Burns. Few original artefacts (Where are they: London? Edinburgh?). No story about his life and...More

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

We are sorry to hear you found the Museum disappointing but I must correct your comment that there are few original artefacts in the museum. The collection owns over 5000 items of significance to Burns and the Museum has several hundred of these on display...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum, not only celebrates the life of Robert Burns, it teaches so much about life at the end of the 18th century. So much to see and do with lots of ‘hands on’ exhibits. Children would love it. Included in cost of ticket is...More

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

Thank you for leaving such a lovely and informative review we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back again soon

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little dull for a non-Burns fan, obviously, but well laid out and with easy access to the Burns memorial and Brig O’doon which are more worth a visit than the museum itself.More

Thank Adam B
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Susan C, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry that you didn’t find the Museum engaging obviously the emphasis is on the Bard but we have tried to look at different aspects of his life and what influences and we hope everyone will find something they relate to. I am glad you enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Out for coffee and lunch lovely quaint little place lots of history about Robert Burns .could spend a good 2 hours here

Thank Jane M
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Susan C, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and the coffee. See you again soon!

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

A nice facility in which to learn about burns and spend an hour or so wandering around the exhibits. Nice little coffee shop which you should spend a few bob to support the heritage of Ayrshire.More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

So lovely to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Museum, I hope you had time to visit the other parts of the site, now that spring is slowly springing the gardens are beginning to look their best and it is lovely to walk up...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

The Saturday that we payed a visit was Easter weekend and it was very very busy, a couple of tour coaches were in and the coffee shop was extremly busy. Good selection of soup, hot and cold meals available. There is a new outdoor play...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for your review, Easter is always one of our busy periods, school holidays combined with us being one of the sites which participate in the Cadbury's Egg Hunt means we have an even higher number of families than normal, it's also the start...More

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TheJacquesTravels
21 December 2017|
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Response from susan_RBBM | Property representative |
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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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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We think you may be referring to the "Gregg Fiddle" which belonged to William Gregg and was played during dance classes at the Bachelors Club, Tarbolton which were attended by Robert Burns. This precious instrument was... More
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