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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Ayr

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Learn about Scotland's most famous bard at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. The museum holds the world's most important Burns collection, containing more than 5,500 manuscripts, books, personal artifacts, correspondence, and artwork relating to Burns. Visit the cottage that was the birthplace of Scotland's favorite son. The two-roomed clay and thatch cottage, built in 1759, gives you a true sense of life in 18th-century Scotland. The restaurant and cafe feature traditional Scottish food. The museum is wheelchair accessible, but there's a bit of a walk between the outdoor exhibits. Plan to visit Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Ayr attractions using our Ayr trip itinerary builder site.
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  • This museum is exceptionally good. Very informative and very well laid out. Really enjoyed listening to the Burns poems and songs. Yes, it is dark but, as a notice explains, it has to be in order to.....  more
    This museum is exceptionally good. Very informative and very well laid out. Really enjoyed listening to the Burns poems and songs. Yes, it is dark but, as a notice explains, it has to be in order to.....  more »
  • I couldn't believe my eyes when I look at the price of an adult ticket which I paid for 2 people. So we spend about 3 hours+ to make our money's worth. I did enjoy the interactive section. So I... 
    I couldn't believe my eyes when I look at the price of an adult ticket which I paid for 2 people. So we spend about 3 hours+ to make our money's worth. I did enjoy the interactive section. So I...  more »
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  • Not sure if this is four or five stars... Having a four year old in tow always confuses things! The two parts you pay for (museum and cottage) are good. The museum is quite text and item heavy, which is suitable, but the dark room wasn't totally welcoming, especially when you need a bit of time to soak it in. But quality was great as was commitment to Scots language. Cottage area nice but wee. Grounds in-between Inc the monument were nice and the cafe is good, with its own decent playground. All in a good time, not their fault our young one just wanted to go on the playground.
  • We often visit when going for a walk round Ayr, for example on the Blue Bonnet trail. The cafĂ© is excellent with lovely drinks and food, including vegetarian. You can sit inside or outside and there's a great play area for kids. The museum itself is fab and a great introduction to Robbie Burns - something for everyone. The staff are very welcoming and the gift shop is also well stocked with lovely souvenirs and gifts.

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