Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in South Ayrshire

Step into the early life of Scotland’s genius national poet and visit the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum! The famous poet’s journey from rural beginnings to international fame all began in Alloway, in a small cottage built by his father. Come and visit the cottage yourself and learn more about the legendary Scottish poet!

Where can I find Robert Burns Birthplace Museum?

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is located in Alloway, 2 and a half miles south of Ayr. It is around a 40-minute journey from Glasgow and is accessible via train from Glasgow to Ayr. There are also local bus routes from Ayr and surrounding towns to get to Alloway.

The Museum offers a highly unique encounter with the world-famous poet. The best place to get close to Burns and his creativity is his birthplace in the beautiful setting of Alloway. Whether you are a die-hard fan of his work or just looking for a day out, this experience will immerse you into the life of the legendary writer.

At the museum, guests are offered the chance to visit the small rural cottage where Robert Burns was born and spent the first few years of his life. Visitors can also explore the museum which has over 5000 different artefacts from Burns’ history of poetry and personal life.

There is a cafe available for visitors to celebrate the legacy of Burns and honour him with a meal of haggis, neeps, and tatties at the museum.

  • Museum open from 10 AM to 5 PM
  • Burns cottage open from 11 AM to 3.30 PM (last entry at 3.15 PM)
  • Adult admission £11.50
  • Family admission £27
  • One Adult Family admission is £20
  • Concession admission £8.50
  • National Trust members gain free entry

For any more information about the Museum and Burns Cottage, please visit the National Trust’s website.

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