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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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packed with Scottish history

Great place with lots to see and do. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The family enjoyed going to the top of the burns monument and visiting burns cottage. On a sunny day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great place with lots to see and do. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The family enjoyed going to the top of the burns monument and visiting burns cottage. On a sunny day this place would be wonderful for a picnic and to spend more time in the beautiful grounds Worth a visit

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Visited the museum& also Robert Burns cottage which is included in the admission price.The museum is excellent& very interesting for all ages,there are interactive exhibits for children,there is a lovely cafe with great Scottish fare which is not overpriced.

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Edinburgh
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It is many, many years since I visited Ayr and did so this time to particularly visit his cottage and museum since much has been done by Scottish National Trust to improve things. The lighting in the museum is particularly dull and I assume this is to preserve Burn's manuscripts which are displayed in the museum. Unfortunately the lighting is... More 

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Hawick
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is a wonderful experience, every Scot should visit here at least once in their lifetime. A marvelous place to visit, everything about it is amazing, I enjoyed every second of my stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Love the museum and how it has been laid out with emphasis on Burns work rather than his reputation. Maybe not enough there and would be good for a more audio visual presentation to bring burns work to life more. Went on tour but guide described facts which were already on display which was disappointing. Guide in Cottage was excellent,... More 

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Wick, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Finally made it to the Burns museum, and cottage! Well it was worth the wait! We all had a lovely time, the gardens and grounds are immaculately kept, plenty for children with interactive attractions. They also had an Easter egg hunt when we were there! There is a cafe but we had just had brekkie, also a little swing park... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I have no interest in Robert Burns. From down here you would expect it to be downhill as reviews go. However the staff were excellent and so welcoming. The museum is very interactive and it is nice to be able to step into history at the cottage. We went twice. Second time for Easter Egg hunt. We visited the gardens... More 

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Had a visit and couldn't belive the the size of the exhibition, there was so much to see and learn about the great bard. I will need to go back as there was too much to take in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Fantastic facilities, very modern, very well kept. For someone that knew little about Burns aside from the conversations with my Burns-mad partner it was very interesting. Whether you are keenly interested on him and want to find out more information or see fantastic artifacts or know little or nothing about him you will definitely come away knowing about his personal... More 

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Maybole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The birthplace of Robert burns located in Alloway minutes from the town of Ayr, very well laid out with an interesting museum very popular with tourists during the summer months

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