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Museum dedicated to the life and work of Scotland's most famous poet, Robert Burns. Site includes the Museum, the cottage in which Burns was born and lived until the age of seven, the Brig'o'Doon, Alloway Old Kirk and the Poet's Path
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Murdoch's Lone Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I convinced my wife that we should make the drive from Glasgow. We are Canadians retired in Mexico on our first bucket list vacation. Scotland was our choice for a number of reasons including, being a descendant of Robert Burns. It may have been that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to meet friends have a cup of tea/coffee. There is a lovely play area for children where you can see them at play. An exhibition area and the usual gift shop full of Scottish and Burns gifts.

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thank you for leaving your review, we are glad that you enjoy visiting us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been to Burns' cottage many years ago, back in the 70s, and there is no comparison between what was available then and what is available now. It would have been good if there had been a guide when going round the cottage. I...More

Thank Charles R
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving your review I have responded to your comments about the lighting and the interpretation on thereview which you left on the Museum site, but to summarise low lighting is necessary to protect the manuscripts , the alternative is to replace these...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This cottage is the birthplace of Robert Burns. It is surrounded by a lovely garden and an education centre. The cottage itself is quite small comprising of four rooms. I would definitely recommend getting the guided tour though as the volunteer guides are very knowledgeable...More

Thank Ian H
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for another great review, we are glad that you found the guides interesting and informative, these tours currently only operate at weekends although we are looking at ways to extend the service so anyone visiting should always check availability on arrival

Reviewed 4 June 2018

Burns National Heritage Park is definitely worth a visit. In the museum, the displays were interesting and the interactive ones were especially nice. The guided tour at the Burns house was entertaining. Our tour guide Melvin brought the place to life.More

Thank Fran0812
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and Cottage and Melvyn will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed his tour. Guided Tours are available free with your entry ticket on Saturdays and Sundays at the Museum and the Cottage, lasting 1/2...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a great place for a cup of coffee( and a scone if you are peckish). The menu is god value for money and the seating looking out to the woods is very pleasantMore

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susan_RBBM, Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review We are in the middle of a mini refit for the café, unfortunately some the furniture is stuck in the snow, however we are very excited to be creating new seating areas and hope you...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is an interestingplace now - it used to be just the cottage and garden. Now they have the fields at the back and are making it into a community garden and orchard over the next five yearsMore

Thank Graham I
susan_RBBM, other at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and have discovered the smallholding area, this has always been part of the site but thanks to generous funding we have been able to open up and redevelop the site improving drainage and adding access paths. Two years...More

Reviewed 27 December 2017

It's difficult not to be moved by the humble birthplace of Scotland's national Bard - a simple cottage made by Burns' father's own hands. Efforts to import digital technology in the first room to illustrate the childhood of Robert Burns did not quite hit the...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you for your review, the digital technology you refer to was removed from the cottage two years ago as it wasn't felt to be appropriate or assist interpretation. The cottage is furnished as it would have been when Burn's was a boy and the...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

One of the best family day attractions in Scotland. Steeped in History whilst entertaining for all. Staff are knowledgeable and up for fun with visitors. Also go visit the new children’s play park It’s fantastic for smaller kid’s. The fare for all in the restaurant...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thank you We hope you managed to visit the Cottage on your visit, you might have noticed the work there to regenerate the smallholding area. Our Orchard is now in it's second year and the trees are thriving, we hope to plant more next year....More

Reviewed 30 September 2017

Robert Burns--- author of "Auld Lang Syne" for one--- is a native son of Scotland. His childhood home is now a museum in Ayr and was a delight to see. The museum staff---especially our tram driver---were informative, fun and helpful. Allow 2 hours. There is...More

Thank cmahls
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your review, we hope you managed to visit the Auld Kirk Yard and the Brig o' Doon as well....if not please come back and see us again soon!

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Sarah J
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Apologies for the delay in getting back to you we do indeed have a Food & Drink Festival showcasing the best Ayrshire has to open over the weekend of the 25th/ 26th. this is second year we run such a festival which will... More
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Hi apologies for not responding earlier in the day, Dogs are very welcome in the Museum and Monument gardens but must be on a lead at all times, please avoid the children's play area with your dog and please make sure you... More
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the museum itself might prove difficult for a bouncy 5 year old, but if you keep it short and just look at a few things it will be fine as there are interactive bits for children, the walk way between the museum and cottage... More
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