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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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Birthplace of poet Robert Burns.

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Whilst on a recent trip to Scotland we enjoyed a great visit to the Robert Burns museum. Very interesting and informative exhibition suitable for all ages with interactive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Steve B
Maidenhead, United Kingdom

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whilst on a recent trip to Scotland we enjoyed a great visit to the Robert Burns museum. Very interesting and informative exhibition suitable for all ages with interactive features. Lovely restaurant and cafe and very friendly staff. Could spend all day here

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Admission to the Burns Birthplace Centre covers the state of the art museum, which includes the services of volunteer guides [thank you Melvin!] and the nearby Burns Cottage with costumed interpreters. The Kirk ruins, Burns monument and Brig O’Doon are free to anyone. The river view from the bridge is picture perfect. Be sure to see Burn’s reconstructed head and... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for an afternoon in July 2013. Robert Burns cottage interesting. Garden and Bridge over Doon very pretty. Take the time to visit the pleasant local cafes and shops in Ayr. Enjoyed the brief stay.

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Bushmills, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit this museum once a year when in Scotland and always find it to be a very pleasant environment. We always buy something in the gift shop as there is always a good variety of products. The restaurant is very nice with good seating, reasonably priced, locally sourced food. The area is beautiful with well tended gardens and is... More 

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Crieff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out, gardens and brig of Doon are lovely. Cafe a little on the expensive side but a fabulous family day.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The birthplace of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. You may start by visiting his cottage, then take a short car ride to the museum (about 20 minutes by foot). Pretty interesting interactive exhibits for all ages.

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Dumfries and galloway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful home to visit, built by Burns father, William, in the 1700's! When you walk around inside it takes you right back to 200 years ago and how people lived. Burns spent the first 7 years of his life living here and you can really absorb the presence of this wonderful poet. From the main Burns Centre,... More 

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice museum that has a lot of memorabilia about Robert Burns. It offers a small restaurant and shop to buy Burns items to take home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We were very impressed with this place - so much to look at and children are very well catered for. Make sure you visit the cottage, monument, auld kirk and Brig'o'doon too. Lunch in the cafe was reasonably priced and tasty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

They have a really nice centre with a great exhibition including Robbie Burns birth place house, a walks with statues and the main Robbie Burns centre. Unfortunately we didn't get much of a chance to spend time seeing everything because we had 2 five year olds, a 3year old and a 8month old. It's not so great for really young... More 

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