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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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Amazing place to visit

My wife and I visited this site as part of a weekend visit to Ayrshire. We were not especially interested in Burns but decided to visit given all things to do with the bard are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited this site as part of a weekend visit to Ayrshire. We were not especially interested in Burns but decided to visit given all things to do with the bard are visible everywhere. We were bowled over by what an amazing visitor experience this is. Firstly, the tickets (£9 per person) last over 3 days -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Preservaction remarkable of Burns cottage. The Kirk in Alloway picturesque. The visitor center had beautiful plantings of flowers. The staff courteous and most helpful.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This was my first time visiting the museum. It was very good. The admission price includes the museum, poets trail, the kirk, brig o doon, the home & the monument. These places are all within walking distance of each other. Only the house & museum have an admission charge but you get a map outlining the other places of interest.... More 

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Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Lovely outlook, great cup of tea and Cloutie Dumpling scones to die for. Good selection of food at lunch time all lovely and fresh and helpful staff.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There was something for young and old. Obviously the poet's written word was the main focus but modern technology is used throughout. Can't say more or i'll spoil it

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Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Start in Burns Cottage with a guide , see the tiny bed where he was born and experience the living conditions at that time. Then walk down to the museum where the are interactive things for both children and adults and hear his poems being recited. Also see the clothing and Burns's manuscripts in the museum. You can finish off... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This museum has recently been given a makeover which has turned it into a place which can match any international competitor. It accurately takes the visitor back to time to the 18th century. Remember that Burns was not just a poet, but he was a recorder of the people and history of the time. He was an environmentalist before such... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I was disappointed by the museum and cottage. The museum was basically 1 large room with a few standing displays. There were a couple of interactive activities but mainly lots of reading in a large dark room.

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telford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had the pleasure of spending a lovely afternoon on May 6th 2015 visiting the beautiful village of Alloway, where you can find Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and his home where he spent the early years of his life; you can also see his parent’s grave at the local church yard. We stopped at the Museum and a lovely member... More 

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Doncaster U.K
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A very interesting place to visit with a lovely Museum & large spacious cafe.Lots to see & do & good for kids! Opposite to Robbie Burns Cottage too.

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