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Burns National Heritage Park

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Address: Murdoch's Lone Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
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+44 1292 443700
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Museum dedicated to the life and work of Scotland's most famous poet,...

Museum dedicated to the life and work of Scotland's most famous poet, Robert Burns. Site includes the Museum, the cottage in which Burns was born and lived until the age of seven, the Brig'o'Doon, Alloway Old Kirk and the Poet's Path

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After visiting the Burns museum, have a peek at his birthplace. Be sure to take tickets for both places.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Geneva, Switzerland
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After visiting the Burns museum, have a peek at his birthplace. Be sure to take tickets for both places.

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Thank bigcop73
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving your review, for anyone reading this your ticket covers entry to Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and Burns cottage. National Trust members go free you can join up at the Admissions desks at either property. More 

Ayr, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very friendly and welcoming place to visit clean through out and has a good coffee /tea and eats reasonably well stocked souvenir shop a first class visitor center and lovely walks through the gardens to the river Doon and the Auld Bridg famous in the Poem Tam o Shanter

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon More 

LONDON
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59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of dark Items on show behind glass which is fine BUT no idea what they were, No elimination writing was small?? No progression through the exhibits just stroll around. outside was a mess -- see photos. For the cost, DONT GO, see photos.

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Thank GOOSYGOOSY
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this review

We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit, as you can see from other reviews many of our visitors find the exhibition both informative and interesting. The display cases particularly those displaying manuscripts are lit in order to protect the exhibits as explained at the entry the museum. All our exhibits are labelled to explain our significance, as well... More 

Millport, Scotland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Most interesting place with wonderful exhibition about Robert Burns. Good shop and lovely restaurant with great food.

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Thank Sheila B
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit,, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope you also managed to take in the cottage where Burns was born and which is also part of the site. Look forward to welcoming you again soon More 

Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

It is what it is- a cottage. If visiting with no events on, you'll probably be no more than 40 minutes to an hour there but you will pick up some interesting facts about Robert Burns, the famous Scottish poet. However, the centre frequently hold events and these are worth visiting- more interactive characters wander the cottage and resource centre... More 

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Thank Nikki S
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, if people would like more information about events we hold they can visit our website or follow us on Facebook. Hope to see and your family again soon. More 

Ayr, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very nicely kept home of Robert Burns. You can see how people used to live at that time. Place has nice gardens too.

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Thank Arpalax
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Robert Burns Birthplace Cottage, we hope you had time to visit the whole site and the Birthplace Museum where we display many of his personal belongings and handwritten manuscripts, if not please visit us again soon to see everything else More 

Abbotsford, Canada
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We enjoyed Burns' birthplace and the intersesting way it is set. Informative and fun. The grounds are lovely and the touches from his poems in the area make this a very special place to visit.

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Thank JarsBC
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, we are glad your time with us and hope to see you back again soon. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We started at the Burns Cottage and then continued onto the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. It was a pleasant walk from the cottage to the museum. Our entry tickets covered both places. Living conditions in the cottage were cosy with the animals having a place at one end. The kids were intrigued with the gardens at the cottage. The museum... More 

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Thank Mike M
susan_RBBM, Visiotr Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, we are gald you enjoyed it and hope to see you back again soon! More 

Moray, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Really nice and rustic, gave you a real sense what early life would have been like for the baird an' a' that.

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us, we are glad you enjoyed the cottage More 

Portland, Maine
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63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Half of this structure, at least, was occupied by the large warm bodies of the horses and cows, which took the edge off the cold evenings of a northern clime. Like other northern folk cultures, the house was also a barn, as the Rija in Latvia: threshing barn, dance-floor, and house. I hope the great author of the Merry Muses... More 

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manger at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, it surprises many of our visitors to realise that the cottage housed not only the family but their livestock as well, and that the Schoolmaster also lived with the family for a time......all in that little cottage! More 

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