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Robert Burns Centre
Ranked #13 of 48 things to do in Dumfries
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

We walked to the museum from Friars Carse - rather wet and muddy in places but we were well kitted up. We were greeted by an army of volunteers and taken into a warm cosy room with a big dining table where some volunteers were drinking tea. We joined the blather until we were taken to another building to watch a short DVD and look around the museum. A volunteer waited outside until we'd finished watching the DVD and then talked us through items of particular interest in the display cabinets. The manager of the volunteers then took us to another building and talked through other items of interest. We were able to ask as many questions as we liked. We had a great time in this small but interesting museum, learnt lots and couldn't fault the service we were given. Wednesdays are definitely the best time to go as that's when the volunteers come in to help.

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Reviewed 11 November 2013

Friday night out - 6 o'clock showing of a film - Sunshine on Leith, very good film - well attended, ( when we came out, there was a good queue for the 8 o'clock screening ) - good to see such an attraction being well used - prices reasonable - staff very helpful - disabled access very good - disabled toilets very good but the access door is a bit small, tricky manouvers to get out. we then went upstairs to Hullaballoo for a meal - using a stairlift - if you are a wheelchair user with some mobility i.e can stand up and move a step or two, then this is ok , but if you have serious mobility problems then this stairlift could be un usable. If booking a meal after a film, check the film times, we took a guesse and had to wait 45 minutes for our meal - everyone was very pleasant and helpful - but if we had asked in advance then it could have been a bit more "seamless"

Thank George W
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

A well appointed museum with numerous excellent displays. I was impressed with the video presentation of Burns and his life in Dumfries.
The staff were kind and informative - and very patient.

Thank pplusj
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

very interesting, good video about Burns and his life. Nice park around the museusm for walking. River runs along walkway for very pleasant stroll.

Thank emily B
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Had a fairly good film overview of Rabbie Burns and Dumfries - charge a funny figure of £1.15 each??

The lady on duty was very friendly and played the film just for us.

Having visited the new Burns Centre in Alloway, we felt it was a bit of an "add on" to the town experience.

Thank steveandgerry
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