Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

LOCATION

ALLOWAY, SOUTH AYRSHIRE

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Our View

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum offers a truly unique encounter with Scotland's favourite son. The museum comprises of the famous Burns Cottage where the poet was born, the historic landmarks where he set his greatest work, the elegant monument and gardens created in his honour, and a modern museum housing the world's most important collection of his life and works.

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Murdoch's Lone, ALLOWAY, Ayr, KA7 4PQ

Features

Children
  • Suitable for children of all ages
Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Facilities: Wheelchairs available, induction loop, interactive screens, audio visual elements. Accessible opening times, disabled parking
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year daily, 10-5 (24 & 31 Dec open til 2). Cottage open 11-5 (last admission 4.30). Closed 25-26 Dec & 1-2 Jan. Accessible openings first Tue every month 3-5. See website for details

About the area

Discover South Ayrshire

With a mixture of wide sandy beaches, cliffs and rocky coves, the Ayrshire coastline looks out towards the Isles of Arran and Bute and enjoys a fine, mild climate fanned by the warm currents of the Gulf stream. Like so many parts of Scotland, Ayrshire is excellent for walking and the area is renowned for its superb championship golf courses, as well as boasting a wealth of historic landmarks to seek out, including lots of castles and ancient strongholds.

A favoured holiday resort on the Clyde coast, with its 2.5 miles (4km) of seafront esplanade, spacious gardens and parks, Ayr itself is a Royal Burgh dating back to 1202. It is also home to Scotland’s premier race course, where the Scottish Grand National is run, and, more importantly to fans of Robert Burns, the literary heart of the Burns Heritage Trail. With its modern facilities, good shopping and wealth of family outdoor recreation, it makes an excellent centre for exploring Burns country.

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