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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdoch's Lone | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
08444932601
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Ranked #2 of 23 Attractions in Ayr
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Owner description: Birthplace of poet Robert Burns.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Ayr, United Kingdom
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159 reviews 159 reviews
71 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Your ticket includes the museum and the cottage as well, and covers a two day visit, and if you can time it right, you can get a fully guided tour of all the sites. Excellent value for money, and a great tearoom at the end.

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A real let down if I'm honest It cost a family of 4 £21, which granted doesn't sound a lot, but most of it is free! you only pay for the one room museum which was very dark and poorly organised. the house was just small with no one to advise you on anything. The attractions are really spread out... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

All really enjoyed it across the ages ranges 5 - 50. Better if the weather is ok due to walking to various parts. Def worth a visit

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Warner Robins, GA
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49 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The one price ticket offered an opportunity to visit everything...a nice bargain. The Museum certainly offers Burns fans a great deal of information about him as well as a lot of history of the area and times. The displays are all exceptionally well done and the layout allows one to stroll, roam, or fast track through as needed. A late... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Very comprehensive and a worthwhile educational experience. The cottage is very humble and the Heritage Centre gives a very full explanation of his family and life's work.

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