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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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stimulating interesting & entertaining

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great collection of Burns memorabilia, well presented in a modern setting. Close to Burns Cottage and Brig o Doon.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fantastic gardens they are really beautiful , a very interesting all round place to visit, also lovely tea room.great day out also lovely area to walk.

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Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The children can run and play with the interactive screens and stuff my boys just love it they are aged 8 and 5 great being a member of the national trust.

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Ayrshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The National Trust for Scotland is to be congratulated on pulling all aspects of Burns' Alloway together. There is ample car parking at the Museum which has an excellent café, shop, lecture facilities and toilets. The museum is connected to the cottage by "The Poet's Path" which is on the flat. It is possible to walk from there to the... More 

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

First time at the museum and visited it in conjunction with Burns Cottage, Burns Monument and the Auld Brig. The museum is a great centrepiece that ties these together. Very modern layout with some great exhibits. Despite living in Ayrshire and being a fan of Burns I learned a lot about his life. Lighting has been mentioned by previous reviewers... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Don't believe the reviewer who said it's not worth it -a jaundiced view -the whole layout with exhibits is interesting, with lots of curios, snippets of poetry, well spaced out, roomy, but as previous comments, not helped by the too subdued lighting where it becomes difficult to read some of the explanatory cards in the lower parts of the cases.... More 

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Lochearnhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Stopped in for a spot of lunch. Very well priced and great tasting food. You don't have to go in the museum to use the restaurant.

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