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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdoch's Lone | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
08444932601
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Ayr
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: Birthplace of poet Robert Burns.
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: Birthplace of poet Robert Burns.

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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

But craft fair we visited specially for was disappointing. Clothe dumpling scones in the cafe are to die for!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This place is a lovely day out. We travelled from Edinburgh (1.5 hours). The food in the cafe was very good quality and reasonably priced. The Robbie Burns' gardens, monument and river with the bridge are breath taking. We were disappointed that the cottage ( where Burns grew up with his family) was being used as a Santa's groto for... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If the weather is nice I would recommend a visit for the price you can visit his house and exhibition center the old church and the bridge in one of his poems this has stunning views but especially nice in a nice sunny day

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

In a beautiful setting, the museum is well worth a visit. Like others, I found that the subdued lighting is a tad difficult especially with low items, but the quality of the exhibits is good. There was live music in the cafeteria, and as usual it was a hive of activity with the locals enjoying their coffee and snacks. Parking... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

negatives:difficult to read some of the documents or labels because of the subdued lighting necessary one presumes for their preservation positives: interactivity, fabulous music and singing to illustrate his poems and songs varied collection of artefacts.excellent cafe

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Very well set out museum with plenty to keep children interested and amused. A visit to Burns' family home was made all the more interesting because of the excellent guide. One wee quibble - it would have been nice to see more facsimiles of letters and poems for those of us who find it difficult to read in semi-lit rooms... More 

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ayr
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

lacks atmosphere ,the original Burns Museum was full of character and lots of unusual gifts and really what you would expect such a place to be. The café is like a school dining hall and the gift part poor

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We are National Trust England members and were delighted to discover we could visit this attraction for free. The museum building is very imposing, the displays very informative [especially the recordings of Burns' poems in the local dialect] and I had fun with the interactive exhibits. My only criticism is that the interior is too dark and I had difficulty... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Brilliant day lighting could have been better cost us nothing as we are nts members you need at least 2to3hours food a bit expensive but very interesting and well laid out in museum worth the trip

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Falkirk
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Very interesting attraction, great guides who have good knowledge of Burns and his poetry. The food in the restaurant is good but maybe a little expensive. The whole trail is fantastic and really interesting for all ages. A great delve into history! Heres to Scotland's national bard!

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