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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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A much improved venue. Really loved it since the refurb, faster service, better seating and better views of the garden. The food was good too and the price reasonable. loved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Chislehurst, United Kingdom

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Wokingham, England
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Although this is a quite a high tech museum we were a little disappointed with the lack of information on Robert Burns life outside of his poetry career. The inside of the museum was fairly dim and probably quite difficult for the partially sighted. The short walk to the his birth place cottage has been developed well with a shuttle... More 

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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A much improved venue. Really loved it since the refurb, faster service, better seating and better views of the garden. The food was good too and the price reasonable. loved the shop and the exhibition. Definitely worthy of a visit if you have not been before and good for lunch as a regular venue.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a great place to visit if you are on the Ayrshire coast. You will find out lots about our Rabbie. Its a must if you are in the area.

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Kelty, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

excellent and very good value for money. There is plenty to see and the restaurant is very good and staff very friendly.

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Huntly, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Museum seemed dark and lacked high quality descriptions and explanations. Restaurant was uncomfortably warm.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I didn't go into the museum but i did go for coffee and cake which was really nice. The restaurant is very large and was busy with coach trips of American tourists. The prices were reasonable and the staff were friendly. You can sit outside on a nice day as there's plenty of seating and tables in the garden.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The museum is set up in a fantastic way but if you do not know any of Robert Burns stories, songs or poems it can be a bit hard to follow. Lots of inter-active computer "games" which were good fun for both adults & kids.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

As members of the National Trust for Scotland, we had free admission to Burns' cottage and the museum. The cottage gave us a great insight into how a family lived in Burns' lifetime. A short walk away, we then went to the museum which is very visual and interactive. There's plenty to capture the attention of the historian, lover of... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a fantastic place to visit if you are interested in Burns and even if you're not its still a wonderful day out. The exhibition is interactive and there is so much to see and do that you easily spend all day there. The staff are lovely and friendly. The tour guides excel themselves and appear to be experts... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

An amazing place to learn some of Ayrshires best son's history and how he single handedly changed the way we approach issues of the day.

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Additional Information about Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

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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