Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Getting here

Address Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Murdoch's Lone Alloway Ayr KA7 4PQ

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is in Alloway, 2½ miles south of Ayr and is signposted from the A77. It’s around 40 minutes from Glasgow. There’s a regular train service from Glasgow to Ayr, and from Ayr there’s a local bus service to Alloway.

Contact information

Telephone: 01292 443700

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Opening times


Christmas closures: 25, 26 Dec and 1, 2 Jan

Current period1 Dec–31 Mar 2020, daily 10.00–17.00 1 Apr–30 Sept, daily, 10.00–17.30 1 Oct–31 Mar 2021, daily, 10.00–17.00
Burns Cottage

Christmas closures: 25, 26 Dec and 1, 2 Jan

1 Dec–16 Jan 2020, closed Current period17 Jan–30 Jan, daily, 11.00–17.00 31 Jan–31 Mar, closed 1 Apr–31 Mar 2021, daily, 11.00–17.00 (last admission 16.30)

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £4.00

Planning your visit

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

You can buy tickets at Burns Cottage and at the main museum on Murdoch’s Lone. The two sites are connected by a pedestrian walkway called the Poet’s Path.

There’s 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 but please keep them on a lead.

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


See full accessibility information
3G/4G coverage
Accessible parking
Accessible toilet
Baby changing
Bike route
Buggy access
Children’s activities
Coach parking
Dogs welcome
Electric vehicle charging point
Free member parking
Guided tour
Hearing loop
Hot drinks
Large print
Play area
Self-guided trail
Wheelchair access


  • 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 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 the Monument Gardens are wheelchair accessible.
  • We offer accessible openings on the first Tuesday of every month from 3–5pm. Robert Burns Birthplace Museum – interactive screens and sound effects will be switched off, and cleaning lights will be switched on. Burns Cottage – sound effects will be switched off.
  • The historical parts of the site, such as the Auld Kirk, Brig o’ Doon and Burns Monument, have uneven steps and surfaces.
  • Assistance 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’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.