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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdoch's Lone | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
08444932601
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Ayr
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
Description: Birthplace of poet Robert Burns.
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Leicester
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a lovely freshly baked scone and a pot of tea, this is the place to come. The two year old grandson loves to play in the toy kitchen then a run around the lovely gardens. The staff are so friendly. We love to go at least once a week.

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Something for every age, excellently set out with easy access for everyone - even on a busy Easter weekend it didn't seem over crowded

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

First time there and was impressed by the museum excellent cafe facilities and grounds. The lighting could be slightly better and sometimes conflicting sounds from the various audio presentations.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Liked the whole thing, I had visited his thatched home years ago so really surprised at what has been done. Fantastic.

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ayrshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

out standing and very good and nice for young and old alike this is an interesting place to visit if you like Burns and are in the area. We felt it was over priced for what you get but then a lot of these types of places are. The area where most exhibits are seemed to be very dark and... More

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A place well worth visiting staff friendly place is clean and bright with easy access for people less fortunate than others , good coffee and simple eats at the cafe within easy reach off all the other places to do with BURNS

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The cost for this was around £8 but admitted you to the museum itself (new - only 2 years old or so) and Burns' birthplace cottage. You are given a map which means that you can also walk (very close by) to Brig O'Doon and past the Alloway Auld Kirk, both mentioned in the Tam o'Shanter poem. Also, you can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is an interesting place to visit if you like Burns and are in the area. We felt it was over priced for what you get but then a lot of these types of places are. The area where most exhibits are seemed to be very dark and I couldn't actually see to read anything. The cafe was great with... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A stunning museum from the outside complete with living roof. Inside an efficient cafe by NTS standard, good choice and well set out. Entered the exhibition which was not intuitively laid out and which made it very difficult to piece together chronologically the time line of Burn's life. And worst of all you couldn't read the explanatory notes or his... More

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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

And what a wonderful man he was. Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is the jewel in National Trust for Scotland's Crown. Ample car parking at this modern venue. The museum is simply wonderful with so many original artefacts to see. The 3D carvings depicting Tam O'Shanter are truly wonderful. Stroll along Poets Path to Robert Burns Birthplace, see what life was... More

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