Many properties, especially our countryside places, have been affected by damage from Storm Arwen. Please check the specific property pages before visiting. There may also be local road closures.

Wee sleekit, cow’rin, tim’rous beastie, O, what a panic’s in thy breastie!’ [‘To a Mouse’, 1785]

An attractive pedestrian pathway connects Burns Cottage with the main Museum site. Along the way you can spot creative ironwork signage crafted by Timorous Beasties, celebrating scenes from Burns’s Tam o’ Shanter. The path is bordered by seasonal plantings.

There’s also plenty of wonderful Burns-related artworks to spot as you stroll along. Look out for Kenny Hunter’s decidedly not-so ‘wee mouse’ made from cast iron and, a little further along, Jake Harvey’s larger-than-life granite haggis. Take a rest on our latest sculpture, The Twa Dogs, by artist Sally Matthews!