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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

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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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All reviews robert burns his life brig o doon auld kirk interactive displays well worth a visit modern building gift shop birthplace museum scones on display short walk great man national trust haggis great place to visit all ages
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Meal was as good as one would expect from any high-end restaurant with service to match. The cranachan is to die for!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pat Y
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you - so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, the team will be delighted to receive your feedback

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Smoked paprika and red pepper pate served with Melba toast and a salad, butternut squash, kale and (vegan) feta tart with a side of veggies and apple and raspberry crumble served with (vegan) ice cream. Deeeeeelicious! It was lovely to have a good selection of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ScottishC4rly
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Christmas Lunch Menu, the kitchen team enjoyed planning and finding recipes to suit all palates. We are currently redesigning our menus, especially our daily specials and are looking to extend what we offer Vegans...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was lots to do! The museum itself, some free exhibitions and shops inside. There were markets outside as you went in. Favourite part was walking around all the gardens and outdoor exhibitions. Really enjoyed- a good day out

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank naburke95
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for writing a review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and managed to get outside and see the other parts of the site as well.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just one of a plethora of places to visit linked to our national poet Rabbie Burns. This is my personal favourite but all are worth a visit and all well linked to one and other. The museum is very interesting with some good interactive exhibits...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank monkston2
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, it's great to hear from out regular visitors, especially to hear that you can always find something to do on your visits. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this museum very interesting with a lot of original hand written pieces written by the man himself. The information round the museum was good and lots of interactive activities to occupy youngsters and learn through them. The playpark looked great and the gardens...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Norma1cumb
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou for such a lovely review giving a great flavour of what we are about. The restoration of the Monument is on schedule and recently some of the scaffold has been removed which has revealed the its very top. this really significant work to secure...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Being local to this museum, my 2 sons love going here as it has a fantastic play area for children. My boys enjoy playing in the Burns cottage replica playhouse. There is an excellent coffee shop/cAfe which is always busy and serves up lovely cakes.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lorna F
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you , it's lovely to hear that we have become a family favourite for you.... keep an idea on our noticeboards and Facebook posts for news of events and crafting sessions. Just to note the playground will be closed on the 22nd & 23rd...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

Good, interesting museum with interactive things to do. Nice toilets and café although not particularly cheap in café or for entrance.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank john754
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We do review our prices and compare ourselves to our local competitors and believe we are on par with other local eateries, we pride ourselves in the strong relationships we have developed with...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018

Informative, interesting and interactive museum. Lovely coffee shop and gift shop. Grounds are lovely too. Great place.

Date of experience: October 2018
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

thank you

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

The series of Robert Burns places in Alloway are set in park like areas that are fun to visit, well identified, beautiful and informative. The museum is the centerpiece with lots of examples of his work, artifacts and educational items.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anne J
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and managed to take in all parts of the site, we look forward to welcoming you back soom!

Reviewed 20 October 2018

The Museum is well thought out and beautifully appointed. The chronological look at Robert Burns' life put his work into a much bigger context and broaden our understanding of his writing. The use of the Scots language throughout added so much authenticity to our experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank clhh
Susan C, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our visit, we are pleased to heare we were able to help you look at his work in a broader sense and gain understanding from the influences in his life and work.

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holly56
7 August 2018|
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Response from susan_RBBM | Property representative |
Hello Dogs on a lead are very welcome in the outdoor parts of the site so you can bring them into the Museum Gardens, there is a gate at the back of the property to access that, the Monument Gardens, Poet's Path and into... More
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TheJacquesTravels
20 December 2017|
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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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Go810825
23 May 2017|
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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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