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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

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Address: Murdoch's Lone Alloway | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
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+44 844 493 2601
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Birthplace of poet Robert Burns.

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AVOID THE CAFE

There is much to enjoy here. The museum, the shop, the lovely garden, well worth a visit. But The Cafe !! The food is appetizing enough and the layout of the cafe is spacious. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is much to enjoy here. The museum, the shop, the lovely garden, well worth a visit. But The Cafe !! The food is appetizing enough and the layout of the cafe is spacious. The exterior overlooking garden area is particularly pleasant and well planned. What a shame our appetites were quelled when we witnessed the unhygenic way the food... More 

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum but sorry to hear that you were disappointed and found your café experience less pleasant. I have passed your comments to our Food and Beverage Manger who will follow up on your comments, he is disappointed that you did not ask to speak to him during your... More 

Pescara, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very well designed exposition, interesting for both adults and kids. You will definitely get involved!!! Absolutely recommended!!!

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and that we achieved our aims of involving everyone during their time with us. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Kilbirnie, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on Saturday. The museum is fantastic for all ages, lots to see and do for the kids too. Then there's the Auld Alloway Kirk and the Burns Memorial and Garden. I can't fault any of these attractions in any way, however, the lack of service provision in the cafe is troubling. I am diabetic, and after entering this... More 

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, it is good to know that you enjoyed the Museum and Gardens, we are sorry that were disappointed with your visit to the café. As mentioned in response to the previous review we are currently undertaking a review of what we offer in the café and your feedback is very... More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have meant to visit many times. The exhibits are very interesting, the staff accommodating. So why do we spoil it by such poor service in catering. The hot food service stops at 2pm, excuse me??? Ridiculous, of course nothing likely to change from my review as basically we have no idea how to provide quality service. The rough guide says... More 

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Thank David W
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry you were disappointed by your visit to the café, however both Soup and Paninis are available after 2pm. We are a café rather than a restaurant so offer breakfast rolls in the morning and provide some hot plate specials from 12-2pm, generally finding the demand for hot food drops off after this time. Having run the hotplate... More 

Cheshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were delighted to spend nearly a day here - visiting the cottage, the museum and gardens - so welcoming and full of interest Can certainly recommend it on many levels

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Robert Burns Birth place museum is worth a visit The history of Burns and all the items on display are interesting especially if you have links to Scotland There is a good restaurant and a play area for children Especially liked the shop and the particular items they have for sale

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a glowing review, we are glad you had good visit and hope you managed to visit the Birthplace Cottage and Poet's Path as well, if not please come back and see us again soon. Just to let you know we are in the final stages of approval and funding for... More 

Durham, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going through the museum we learnt a lot more about Robbie Burns. He was a poet but also a song writer. His most famous probably Auld Lang Syne sung on New Year's Eve all over the world. The grounds around the museum were stunning with flowers and monuments.

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the tie to review your visit with us. we aim to be informative and fun and we are glad you enjoyed the gardens, our team work hard all year round to keep them looking as fresh as possible so it's lovely to get good feedback. Hope to see you back soon More 

Glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We visited Burns cottage today for the Santa event running this weekend. Had 4 adults and 3 children (1-3 years old). Excellent event. Staff were very helpful, friendly and attentive. Event was very smoothly run with no queues or hold-ups. Children got to write a letter to Santa, leave it with Santa's owls to be delivered ( photo taken with... More 

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Servcies Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a lovely review, we encourage the team to learn other forms of communication and languages and use where possible. We are so glad that this helped make your daughters visit more enjoyable! Santa has now gone on to his next destination to meet more children before Christmas, but he has promised to try and fit... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

The museum itself is ok but not worth the entrance fee. Lots to see, especially manuscripts. But the highlight is hidden in the gardens, not marked well. It is the Burns Monument. Lots of occult symbology if you like freemasonery. The guides are a bit too enthusiastic which is annoying if you want to wander around alone. The cafe is... More 

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your visit, we are sorry that you were disappointed by your visit to the Museum, it has been recognised as a collection of National Significance to Scotland by Museums and Galleries Scotland and your entrance fee goes towards maintaining the whole site including the cottage, gardens and monument which you enjoyed. Our Volunteer... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit over 5,000 artifacts in place and most of the items n show are interactive there's is also kids interactive to get the interested in the bard at an early age. Cafe on the site is also very good and the kinetic show is worth a visit would I go again yes defiantly worth itb

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Susan C, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review Sharmanka Kenetic Theatre is a temporary exhibition running through to February, glad you enjoyed it too! More 

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