A view of the kitchen showing the hearth and spinning wheel in Burns Cottage.
Ayrshire & Arran

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

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Burthplace o a genius – a hize tae the eerlastin legacy o Scotland’s Naitional Bard

  • Veesit the hummle cottar hoose biggin whaur Robert Burns wis born an reart fir the furst 5 year o his life.
  • Hae a leuk roon the museum whaur ye cin fin ower 5,000 Burns artefacts sic lik scrievins in Burns ain haun.
  • Follae in the fitsteps o Tam O Shanter tae eldritch Alloway Auld Kirk an ower the Brig o Doon.
  • Veesit the Moniment whaur Burns tourism stertit as faur back as 1823.
  • Gie a hize tae the legacy o Burns wi haggis, neeps an tatties in the museum café

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum bodes a speeshal innins tae Scotland’s foremaist son. Robert Burns is Scotland’s Naitional Bard, an his poetry an sangs ur weel kent an weel luved the warld ower. But wha wis Burns an whit mak’d his harns tick? The brawest bit tae git tae ken Burns an his genius is his burthplace in the bonnie wee toon o Alloway. Oor foremaist museum sterts a journey thit gangs ben the toon, steerin ye tae biggins steeped in history an airtin fir laundmarks weel kent tae Burns.

Whither yir a dee-haurd Burnsian or brand new tae the bard, a day steepin yirsel here in Burns history wull apen yir een an lugs tae an eerlastin hero o Scotland’s leetirary heritage.

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The days openin oors

10.00–17.00 (last entry 16.30)
Burns Cottage
11.00–16.00 (last entry 16.00)
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One adult family
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Jine frae £5.20 / Month

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Oor kennins an awairds

  • Scottish Tourist Board sign for a 5 star visitor attraction
  • The Green Tourism Business Scheme sign for a Gold award
  • 2019/20 Scottish Thistle Awards National Winner of Best Heritage Tourism Experience

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Volunteerin inlats

Take a look at our collection of great gift ideas, inspired by Scotland’s national bard! 100% of our profits go towards protecting Scotland’s heritage.


Venue Hire

Burns Cottage, the Education Pavilion and the museum are all available for private hire – the perfect venues for weddings, corporate functions and private events.

Venue hire

Scuil Veesits

We welcome school visits. For more information please visit our learning pages.

Scuil Veesits