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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdoch's Lone Alloway | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
+44 844 493 2601
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Birthplace of poet Robert Burns.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Murdoch's Lone Alloway | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A lot of effort has been put into this museum and it has beautiful displays. There are some activities around the museum for children but I think kids could possibly become bored, especially if parents want to stop and read a lot of the information....More

Thank CabbageBlossom
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As other reviewers have noted, the exhibition has poor lighting coupled with small info plaques in large display cases. I know this is due to the nature of the materials etc, but it was just too dark for me to really enjoy. A layout that...More

Thank DRPIR
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, we are sorry that you were disappointed at the light level but this really is necessary to preserve the original documents. Our Curator is researching alternative lighting schemes and funding to implement an appropriate scheme...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting, and informative about Rabbie Burns. Lots of information about his poems and songs Tea room was good and even though there were no rolls left and it was just passed the time to order breakfast they organised bacon sandwiches for us We then...More

Thank PapadocLivingston
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review, I am glad the café were able to find an alternative for you, we order rolls in fresh from our local bakery so on very busy days we occasionally run out. however it sound like you enjoyed your bacon sandwiches!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Second visit the moore tour, well worth the second visit to the museum and birth place of the famous rabbi burns and visited centre

Thank STANLEY M
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit, people often say there is so much to see and take in on one visit, so coming back for a second or third visit means there is still plenty to see and learn from.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was like going back in time..Quite amazing how people lived then .... and survived....He was quite a lad Robbie Burns...do not know how people travelled way back then...must have been so hard....

Thank Janice W
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit, it's great to hear that it has given you lots to think about!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Place was very modern, clean and nice. Interesting with pictures and stories. Not too far from Burns Cottage which we visited too.

Thank Arpalax
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The main visitor centre contains the museum, gift-shop and cafe. The grounds are lovely and there are sculptures to see on the walk from the visitor centre to the Cottage.

Thank Michelle W
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your walk along Poets Path. thank you for leaving a review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Alloway, after having been to Burns Cottage drive a mile or so along the road towards Burns Monument and visit this centre. This is a lovely facility - plenty of parking including disabled parking bays and the area is flat so...More

Thank ClaireWRiley
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for a lovely review, we are pleased to hear that your sister found access easy and that you enjoyed your visit. I have noted your comments about prices in the museum shop, we try to offer a range of goods in the shop...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... as others have commented, the ambient lighting in the Museum makes some of the display items barely intelligible. (It is explained that this is a conservation measure to avoid damage to fragile items. Imo, tt should not be beyond the wit of man -...More

Thank SilverBuzz
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, I have noted and passed your comments about labels to our Curator. Lighting and interpretation are an on-going project and you feedback is very useful and appreciated.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is quite a good museum and the low level of lighting is explained but if you are getting on and wear glasses you may have difficulty reading all the exhibits which, combined with the intricacies of the Scottish language make this an exhausting toil...More

Thank Paul F
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, we recognise that although the low lighting is necessary to preserve the manuscripts, this doesn't suit everyone, we do have large print aids available and we are trialling accessible openings on the first Tuesday of every month where the lights...More

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Crazymoo2804
Does it cost to visit the gardens, gift shop etc? Or just the museum? My dad and boyfriend and big museum fans and we will be bringing our dog along but this looks like an excellent place for a little walk and a nice morning out.
May 23, 2017|
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Response from susan_RBBM | Property representative |
Hi the only two parts of the site which require entry tickets are the museum and the cottage, dogs are welcome in both the monument and museum gardens on a lead. The museum garden has outside tables and chairs so you can... More
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JWellingtonWimpy
My friend says there's an old fiddle in the museum and i was wondering if i took along some sheet music, if i'd get to play it or not?
March 28, 2017|
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Response from susan_RBBM | Property representative |
We think you may be referring to the "Gregg Fiddle" which belonged to William Gregg and was played during dance classes at the Bachelors Club, Tarbolton which were attended by Robert Burns. This precious instrument was... More
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JamesLyon1984
Do you accept dogs?
September 1, 2015|
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Response from susan_RBBM | Property representative |
Hello Dogs are welcome in the Museum and Cottage Gardens if kept on a lead, we have tables and chairs outside at the museum café so you can still enjoy coffee or a meal accompanied by your 4 legged friends
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