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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

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Address: Murdoch's Lone Alloway | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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Birthplace of poet Robert Burns.

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Excellent Folk Museum commemorating Scotland's National Bard

This first class museum provides multimedia/interactive information on Rabbie Burns' life and his poetry, with tasteful and thorough presentations of some of his most famous... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Doug F
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Milverton, Canada

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Milverton, Canada
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This first class museum provides multimedia/interactive information on Rabbie Burns' life and his poetry, with tasteful and thorough presentations of some of his most famous works, eg Tam O' Shanter. The cafe and restaurant are excellent, as are the grounds which are well laid-out and open to the public. Accessible to infirm people. The museum is within 10 minutes' walk... More 

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Largs, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited here with my family but unfortunately we did not have time to visit the Museum but we did visit Burns Cottage - the birthplace of Robert Burns and the lovely wee gift shop. We went inside the cottage and we were struck by the sparse living standard of that time. It did have interesting features though like how the... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well what can I say, I have been recovering from an illness over the last few months ,and having turned a corner I thought lets take the old moan pot and grand child out for the day, not far away, I thought why not burns museum, to be honest its in the phrase "why not" good god after shelling out... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great attraction with a complete history of Robert Burns. Exhibits are informative and there are many original pieces. Many parts are very interactive making interesting for young and old. Admission price also covers Burns Cottage (Robert Burns birthplace) just along the street. Had coffee in the cafeteria, it was great quality and value for money. Recommended.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and modern museum building alongside the old cottage. A nice wee walk between the two sites

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see and do . Plenty of hands on experiences for children. Grounds well kept and make a nice walk.do visit the outdoor kirk and poets path.

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Thank barneyandnan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've visited this museum for quite a few years, not regularly as we live in Paisley, but as a treat now and again. We love the shop and the other attractions like the cottage and Alloway Kirk etc but the cafe I'm afraid has gone terribly downhill. We were very disappointed to find that one of our favourite meals -... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit this place quite a lot with clients. Coffee shop lovely although more expensive than most tea rooms in the area. Museum is very interesting.

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, we are glad you enjoyed the museum. We are rather surprised by your comment about café prices...... we recently reviewed our prices in response customer comments and feedback. We have reduced the prices on several key products and introduced some combo deals which have been proving popular. As part of... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

There is much to enjoy here. The museum, the shop, the lovely garden, well worth a visit. But The Cafe !! The food is appetizing enough and the layout of the cafe is spacious. The exterior overlooking garden area is particularly pleasant and well planned. What a shame our appetites were quelled when we witnessed the unhygenic way the food... More 

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum but sorry to hear that you were disappointed and found your café experience less pleasant. I have passed your comments to our Food and Beverage Manger who will follow up on your comments, he is disappointed that you did not ask to speak to him during your... More 

Pescara, Italy
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

A very well designed exposition, interesting for both adults and kids. You will definitely get involved!!! Absolutely recommended!!!

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and that we achieved our aims of involving everyone during their time with us. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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