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Ayrshire & Arran

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

A celebration of the early life and the enduring legacy of Scotland’s national poet

Planning your visit

Our café sells freshly made hot food, snacks, soup and delicious home baking.

The shops offer a great range of Scottish gifts and unique ranges from local suppliers.

Parking is available at the museum and Burns Cottage, although the site is easy to walk around.

There is one electric car charging post at the museum. It has two charging spaces with the following specification: Rating: 7kW 32A - Socket: Type 2 Mennekes.

Dogs are welcome in the garden areas when kept on a lead.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

If you would like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: or telephone 01292 443700.


See full accessibility information
3G/4G coverage
Accessible parking
Accessible toilet
Baby changing
Buggy access
Children’s activities
Coach parking
Free member parking
Guided tour
Hearing loop
Play area
Self-guided trail
Wheelchair access

Opening times

Current period3 Jan - 31 Mar, daily 10.00 - 17.00 1 Apr - 30 Sep, daily, 10.00 - 17.30 1 Oct - 31 Mar 2019, daily, 10.00 - 17.00 24 Dec & 31 Dec, 10.00 - 14.00 Christmas Closures: 25 & 26 Dec, 1 & 2 Jan
Current period3 Jan – 31 Mar 2019, daily, 11.00 - 17.00 (last admission 16.30) 24 Dec & 31 Dec, 10.00 - 14.00 Christmas Closures: 25 & 26 Dec, 1 & 2 Jan

Entry prices

Museum & Cottage
One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50


  • Disabled parking is available at Burns Cottage and the museum.
  • Both the museum and the Education Pavilion (next to Burns Cottage) have accessible toilets.
  • The two main sites (Burns Cottage and the museum) are connected by the Poet’s Path, a 500m long pedestrian walkway. On busier days, our volunteers run a regular electric shuttle along it.
  • There is level access at Burns Cottage and the museum. The Poet’s Path is also level and Burns Monument Gardens is wheelchair accessible.
  • The historical parts of the site, such as the Auld Kirk, Brig o’ Doon and Burns Monument, have uneven steps and surfaces.
  • Guide dogs are welcome throughout the site. The museum, education areas and meeting rooms are fitted with induction loops. Wheelchairs are available for any visitors who need them.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We would love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what is good and where we need to do better.