Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

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  • Discover the life and legacy of Scotland’s greatest poet at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in the pretty village of Alloway in South Ayrshire, Scotland.
  • Visit the Burns’s childhood home and see fascinating 18th-century artefacts in the museum.
  • See the Brig o’ Doon, the original 15th-century cobblestone bridge that provided the setting for the Tam o' Shanter, Burns's most famous and best-loved works.

Delve into the home of Scotland’s national treasure and most famous poet at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Explore the quaint cottage that Burns was born in and spent his childhood years. Unearth thousands of authentic artefacts, handwritten manuscripts and personal belongings of the man himself at the brilliant museum, and enjoy immersive sound and light installations that help to enhance the historic collection. Unearth the local places that have inspired Burns’s poetry, including Alloway Auld Kirk and Brig o’ Doon.

What to know before you go

  • The ticket includes admission to the museum and to Burns Cottage.
  • Last admission to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is 30 minutes before closing.
  • On arrival, please show your smartphone ticket at the entrance.
  • Please be aware that the Burns Cottage has seasonal opening times. Check the opening times before your visit.
  • You are welcome to bring your dog in the garden areas, but please keep them on a lead.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the venue.
  • Select free cancellation when booking your ticket and cancel until 11.59pm on the day prior your visit.  
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket.

Getting there

  • The nearest station is Alloway, which is a 14-minute walk away. It’s served by the Maidens and Dunure Light Railway.
  • If you are coming from Glasgow, there are regular local trains to Ayr. From Ayr, take bus route 360 to Alloway.
  • Parking is available at the Burns Cottage and museum. Disabled parking is also available.

Read more about the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum here.

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A Robert Burns image on the entrance to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.
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