Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

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

Things to do

Self-guided tours

Attractive walks through the village of Alloway take you from open-air tributes to landmark buildings from the bard’s life. Step inside the modest cottage where Burns was born in 1759; follow in the footsteps of Tam o’ Shanter by visiting atmospheric Alloway Auld Kirk and the Brig o’ Doon; and see Burns Monument, a classically styled tribute to the Bard, set in luscious rose gardens.

Guided tours

The museum holds an enormous collection of artefacts which bring Burns to life. Guided tours are available and there are lots of interactive exhibits to appeal to all ages.

School visits

We welcome school visits at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. For more information, please see our Learning pages.

Children's activities

There are activities for children and a children’s trail. 

Mighty Missions app trail – join the quest to find Robert Burns and his friends in this exciting augmented reality game.

Play areas

Come and enjoy our Burns-themed play area, Scots Wa-Hey.

Hire a Venue

Burns Cottage, the Education Pavilion and the museum itself are all available for private hire – please see our venue hire pages for further information.

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