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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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Birthplace of poet Robert Burns.

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We'd decided to visit Ayr/Alloway after I'd done a short course about the life of Burns - after thinking I'd known lots about him but never been to Ayr! I especially wanted to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
suegreig
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Dumfries, United Kingdom

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We'd decided to visit Ayr/Alloway after I'd done a short course about the life of Burns - after thinking I'd known lots about him but never been to Ayr! I especially wanted to visit the McLaurin Gallery and the Burns Museum. The Museum building is impressive with the usual very lovely National Trust café and shop. The exhibition layout is... More 

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Milverton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank for taking the time to write such an informed review, much appreciated More 

Largs, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank you for taking time to review your visit, we are glad you enjoyed your visit even though you were short of time. Hope we will see you back soon to complete your visit and see the bits you missed this time round. More 

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

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

Thank you for taking your time to review your visit, I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your observations made here further and would appreciate it if you could contact me: burns@nts.org.uk with contact details and we could perhaps have a conversation. I would however like to clarify for anyone reading review that we do not charge for parking at... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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 tried to make sure we have something for everyone and are glad that you thought our interactives hit the mark. More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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 with us. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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susan_RBBM, Visitor Service Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, hope to see you back again soon. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. I am sorry that you feel our Food & Beverage Manager did not address your concerns, he explained that Tuesday is our Scottish themed day and that Haggis, Neeps & Tatties are usually available on the menu on that day. Our Haggis Panini are available daily and prove very popular... More 

Scotland, uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

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