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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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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Birthplace of poet Robert Burns.

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Great place even with a wee one

The wee ones can go in to museum on a mouse hunt, so informative and great fun. There is also a big mouse to find on the walk up to Burns cottage

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Anna D
Scotland, United Kingdom

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The wee ones can go in to museum on a mouse hunt, so informative and great fun. There is also a big mouse to find on the walk up to Burns cottage

Thank Anna D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit, tells you everything you want to know about the bard,, nice food too. Parking is very easy and you are close to the brig o Doon where tam o'shanter was chased by the witch.

Thank Michael M
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here with partner following a visit for Ayr. Haven't been here since a child, and wanted to create new memories. Paid £9 EACH with cashier to cottage and told us to follow the path to start the tour. So, we did, went to the loos and marched towards the cottage. Opening the door, a gust of wind blew hay... More 

Thank PrescottPenguin15
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here a few times with my parents to visit the cafe which is a big barn of a place and never very warm. This was the second time I have had what can only be described as the worst scone in the UK. Tasted of nothing. So hard and dry that when I cut it open it disintegrated... More 

Thank churchill47
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time to museum on January 24th. Parking inadequate and lots of people driving round and round. Museum staff on desk excellent and have signed up to NTS. Exhibition has very broad selection of well interpreted objects on display. Lots for sub-adults to engage with too. I'd agree with othercontributors that the low-light is problematic. Some of the objects are... More 

Thank Scottyland
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

for a scottish national trust property it must rate as the WORST we have visted . As member we expected to be greetedat the door to check our passes . Sadly no one about at all so we walked in !EVER SO BAD. So again when you wwanted to ask a question no one around. god know where they were.... More 

Thank gengiskarn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here yesterday for a family day out as our daughter is learning about rabbie burns at school due to it being burns day today. The place was great and we all had a lovely day with us doing haggis hurling and my daughter making badges and finger mouse puppets. The staff are really well informed and full of... More 

Thank WillieClark007
Maybole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Café type. with fresh cakes and pastry's . Lunch is also served but is self service on a tray. Tables are plentiful and kept nice and clean.

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Moray, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The good thing about the visit to the museum is there are actually several sites to see - the cottage, church, brig o'doon and the museum (and possibly the monument). The highlight for us was the visit to the cottage where Thomas, the volunteer guide, really brought the history to life. I enjoyed seeing the church and the bridge. If... More 

Thank Boondoggler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit! anyone can visit! Interesting to learn more knowledge and the history of ''rabbie burns'' poems and literature was and still is remarkable and inspiring!! It is a must on the to do list! Enjoy!! Oor rabbie''!

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