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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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Great center to learn loads about Robert Burns. The cafe was good offering nice coffee and scones. Reasonable price of £10 for 2 coffees and 2 scones and a kids juice. If you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Great center to learn loads about Robert Burns. The cafe was good offering nice coffee and scones. Reasonable price of £10 for 2 coffees and 2 scones and a kids juice. If you pay at the center you also get access to the Burns cottage as well. There is a walk along past the monument and brig of doon to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

From 5 years ago to today there was a major improvement. The cottage remains the same with the cheesey mannequins removed and there is a new visitors center which aims to bring both the talent and the human being back to life. As visitors centers and museums go it is outstanding and the curator has balanced preservation of the manuscripts... More 

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Aberdeenshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Its been nearly 50 years since I last visited Burns cottage as a young lad with fond memories and many a change has been introduced as the museum has added a new dimension but I agree with other comments as to the lighting makes it difficult to read transcript's and perhaps they should be raised up to head height to... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

You don't have to be a follower of Robert Burns or heavily into poetry to enjoy this experience. The 'Museum' is made up of various parts. The main building (with a car park) holds a large display of artefacts and associated items. There's a gift shop and a cafe, with plenty of picnic places outside. The cottage where he was... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It's brilliant to see where this great Scot once lived and created some of his well known poems. The shop is also filled with many wonderful items to buy. Well worth a visit!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great day out for the whole family. Really interesting museum, even if you are familiar with Burn's, there is a lot to see and learn about. Make a day of it and visit Burn's cottage, walk the Poet's walk, visit the old kirk, be inspired by the views from Brig O' Doon and visit the Burn's monument. Just brilliant.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Robert Burns Cottage today on the way home from Girvan as part of my Bucket list. When you arrive at Burns Cottage you will see beautiful gardens, and artefacts from Burn's childhood, plus the bed that he was born in and christening robes with the names of Robert Burns and his siblings. I would recommend this place

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Stokesley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

An interesting place to visit if in the area to learn more of the life and times of the great man. Usually, one would combine with a visit to the nearby museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I'm very reluctant to review the museum negatively as I desperately want to encourage Burns scholarship. Unfortunately I just feel that given the investment the modern museum must have received that it could have been done so much better. I can't help but think that insufficient consultancy was afforded in its development as the whole experience could have been so... More 

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

While friends were staying with us from Perth we decided to spend some time in Ayr. Stopped off for lunch in café which was very good, but also walked round the gardens and was very impressed. Nice day and garden looked really good. Climb up the tower and enjoy the views. Not too many steps but worthwhile when you get... More 

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Address: Murdoch's Lone | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
Phone Number: 08444932601
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Ayr
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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