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

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Blending of the life and times and the works of Burns, without a overt high level of sentimentality

Unobtrusive staff who were willing, obliging and helpful who recognised that different visitors wish to "tour" the exhibits in their own way.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Unobtrusive staff who were willing, obliging and helpful who recognised that different visitors wish to "tour" the exhibits in their own way.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We had good day very interesting good fun loads wheelchair access lovely cuppa and love spending pennies in gift shop

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Wemyss Bay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

As a member of the NTS I visited Burns Cottage and the Museum. It is many years since I was last at Burns Cottage and that was long before the Museum opened .I anticipated a more modern interactive approach to the subject of our national bard, but was somewhat disappointed. The cottage is still very much as I remember it... More 

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I was staying in Ayrshire,with relatives,and we went to Robert Burns cottage. Very well maintained for historical value but I had to chuckle because,at 5'7",I had to duck my head at the entryway because it was so short! My Mum-in-law,from Glasgow, had no issues because she's only 4'8" !

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falkirk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

that it unless your into burns far to much a family of four coulnt afford this just do the Brigadoon brig ,church and time it for the Brigadoon inn for a coffee its a llovely place

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Laguna Woods, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our favorite thing in the museum was hearing Burns's poetry read in proper Scottish dialect. The surrounding park also contains the settings of some of Burns's most memorable poems, as well as his parents' graves. What a treat to see what he was seeing when he wrote the poems! The birthplace itself is beautifully preserved and so interesting.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This museum and café are a must visit when in the Ayr area We visited in February on a Monday and it was quite busy The museum and café were staffed by friendly attentive staff who were most knowledgeable about Rabbie Burns

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Tere's so much to see, learn and enjoy inside and out not to mention a great cafeteria. A great tribute to a remarkable man of remarkable talent with a great life story.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This Museum Shop is extortionately priced. Most stuff being sold in the shop was not even made in Scotland.

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Meath, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very interesting and well presented museum. Well worth a visit.You need to spend at least an hour to appreciate the huge amount of activity Robbie achieved in his 37 years

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