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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

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Address: Murdoch's Lone | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
Phone Number: 08444932601
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Description: Birthplace of poet Robert Burns.
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Costs: Adult £9.00, 2P Family £22.00, 1P Family £17.00, Concession £7.00 National Trust Members Scottish or English - FREE We went in not really knowing what to expect, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Manchester
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Costs: Adult £9.00, 2P Family £22.00, 1P Family £17.00, Concession £7.00 National Trust Members Scottish or English - FREE We went in not really knowing what to expect, we were a family of four our children aged 7 & 14, we were very impressed, there is so much interaction. I loved the fact that you had to get on the... More 

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Brodick, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a welcome 'new (2011) addition' to the Alloway Burns Heritage Trail with plenty of interesting historic items on display from the life and times of Robert Burns. The museum display area is a bit dark in my opinion and a little better lighting would improve the atmosphere while still not diminishing the display cases. That said, the low... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My party of three adults and two children found this museum to be both entertaining and informative. Although my children were familiar with Robert Burns and some of his more famous poems, I wasn't certain how interested they would be, but the modern and interactive museum kept them enthralled for over an hour. The adults in our party enjoyed the... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took advantage of the good weather and visited the complex of buildings surrounding the birthplace of the famous Scottish poet. Birth Cottage has very little in it but it is located in nice gardens. The walk between the various parts of the museum is pleasantly interspersed with statues and texts illustrating Burns' life. Main museum is nice and modern with... More 

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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Superb modern visitor centre and pretty village with all the Burns attractions such as brig o doon and cottage very nicely linked together with the poet's path. Five hours very well spent.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

As a typical Scottish child who grew up listening to and reciting Burn's Poetry and songs this was one of the most interesting places I have ever been. The cottage is very much intact and the museum is very informative and well laid out. Having a walk down Poet's Path and following the story of "Tam" is well worth it.

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Outside Basingstoke
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This modern museum is a complete disappointment. Its sole advantage is as a parking place for a ride or walk to the longhouse where RB was born, well worth a visit, especially if the curator tells you about the life there in the mid 18th century, and the walk round (poorly signed) via the Old Kirk and the attractive RB... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Cannot even begin to say how much we all learned on our visit. Lots of information for both the young and old plus plenty of hands on activities! Great gift shops and friendly staff throughout.

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The old cottage was interesting but the new Museum was a bit disappointing. The lighting was dreadful and it was very difficult to read the information relating to exhibits. Restaurant also was disappointing as we had travelled quite a distance to find no lunches available - only soup and snacks.

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Hamilton, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This excellent museum is well worth a visit, with lots of information on Robert Burns, his life and poetry. A very helpful and knowledgeable volunteer escorted my husband and I around, and explained some of the information to us.

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