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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

A celebration of the early life and the enduring legacy of Scotland’s national poet
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum child looking at desk and flying papers
  • Visit the humble cottage where Robert Burns was born and spent the first years of his life.

  • Explore the museum which houses more than 5,000 Burns artefacts including his handwritten manuscripts.

  • Follow in Tam o’ Shanter’s footsteps to atmospheric Alloway Auld Kirk and over the Brig o’ Doon.

  • Visit the Monument where Burns tourism began back in 1823.

  • Celebrate the legacy of Burns with haggis, neeps and tatties in the museum café.

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Today’s Opening Hours

10.00 - 17.00
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Entry prices

One adult family
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At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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About this place

Robert Burns is Scotland’s National Bard and his poetry and songs are known and loved the world over. But who was he and what made him tick? The best place to get close to Burns and his genius is his birthplace in the beautiful village of Alloway. Our flagship museum starts a journey that weaves through the village, taking you from historical buildings to landmarks known to Burns.

Whether you’re a die-hard Burnsian or brand new to the bard, a day immersing yourself here will open your eyes and ears to an enduring hero of Scotland’s literary heritage.

Our accreditations and awards

  • 5 Star Visitor Attraction
  • Green Tourism Gold