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Bachelors' Club has been restored to show how the building may have looked during Burns's time. This two-room house where Burns and his peers would meet regularly 'to forget their cares and labour in mirth and diversion' has its share of stories.
1 Sandgate Street | Tarbolton, Ayr KA5 5RB, Scotland
We had an hour to spare on a cold afternoon and decided to visit this small property in Tarbolton. Entry is free. There are only two rooms downstairs and one upstairs so it doesn't take a long time to see the property and contents. A...More
Date of experience: September 2018
1 Thank pippin33
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Bachelors' Club, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018
So pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit, we close over the winter at the end of September so anyone interested in visiting the property should check the website for opening times before going
It is only open from 1pm - 4pm, but worth a visit, as it is 1 of a very rare few well preserved period properties. The guide was very well informed and took us upstairs to where the club had their meetings above the spirit...More
Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Geodine L
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Bachelors' Club, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018
Thank you for a lovely review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit.
This historic Burns site deserves to be visited more often. It throws a shaft of light onto Robert Burn's formative years as a young adult as well as being an illustration of how The Enlightenment reached deep into the Scottish grassroots, not just the literati...More
Date of experience: June 2017
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Bachelors' Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018
For anyone reading this review please note that the Bachelor's Club is only open seasonally and we advise you refer to the NTS Website for opening times when planning to visit.
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This small but fascinating place, in a very ordinary village, is worth a visit to see where Rabbie Burns met with his fellow bachelors, a sort of early Mason's lodge. Upstairs and down give a real flavour of his times, with some interesting (and desirable!)...More
Date of experience: August 2017
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Bachelors' Club, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017
Thank you for your review and pointing out it is important to check opening times.
The property is now closed for the winter and will reopen for Easter 2018, anyone planning a visit should refer to the National Trust for Scotland Website for opening hours.
Run by the National trust this is a very small building that is famed for its connection with Robert Burns in fact he was made a Freemason in the building, worth a visit check on line for opening times.
Date of experience: September 2016
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Bachelors' Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017
thanks for taking the time to review.
The Bachelor's Club will be open until the end of September from 1-5pm Friday-Tuesday, we are closed on a Wednesday and Thursday.
There may only be three rooms to look at, but the upstairs room is very nice.
The room guide was very informative about the buildings history, explaining that the building was saved from being knocked down, by the locals some years ago.
Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Tracey A
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Bachelors' Club, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017
we are glad you enjoyed your visit, thank you for leaving your review.
Although Burns and his brother and sundry pals started the actual Batchelor's club in what was then a nearby pub the building you will enter has become the spiritual home of so much of Burns' time in the Mauchline/Tarbolton area. The volunteer guides who "man"...More
Date of experience: July 2016
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Bachelors' Club, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016
Thanks for a lovely review, we have now shut the property for the winter , however we can open up for groups by special arrangement so if anyone is interested in visiting please get in touch with us at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and we...More
This small museum run by the National Trust for Scotland is currently offering free admission but it would be worth the entrance fee any time. The upstairs room is especially atmospheric and our visit was greatly assisted by the guide who explained much about the...More
Date of experience: September 2016
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Bachelors' Club, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2016
Thank you for a lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit, we have trialled free admission this year to encourage more visitors but it's good to hear that you feel it's an attraction worth paying to see!