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Burns National Heritage Park

Murdoch's Lone Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
+44 1292 443700
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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
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“compact area” (2 reviews)
“short life” (3 reviews)
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Murdoch's Lone Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
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+44 1292 443700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

..excellently kept gardens, helpful staff. But the centre and shop adjacent to the cottage closed the day we visited. The stencilled "captions" and quotations on the walls of the cottage detract from the historical value of the simple cottage-cum-byreMore

Thank Loughtonian1
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review, the building next to the cottage was the original Museum, however it was not large or sophisticated enough to protect and house the amazing collection that we are lucky enough to look after so in 2010 the purpose built Robert...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are interested in Robert Burns don't miss visiting this, adequate parking available, staff in attendance very help helpful plenty of interesting things to see about the national bard.

Thank James G
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So glad you enjoyed your visit, come back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour of cottage really brought Burns to life for us all. Guide was really engaging. Followed tour by taking the poet's path to Brig of Doon, the Burns monument and, lastly, the Burns museum. All very interesting. Cafe in the museum was lovely too!More

Thank ScotlandAliH
susan_RBBM, Visitor services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit, Cottage tours are free with admission, available every weekend and at 1pm and 3pm on weekdays during the school holidays. Not sure if you managed to join a Museum Highlight tour? these are also available every weekend....More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Beautiful park set in Robert Burns' small town. The gardens, cottage, church, and monument are all very pretty and worth a detour. I especially LOVED the Brig O Doon (bridge over the river Doon)

Thank BlueBeachGlass
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

thank you

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Well laid out trail linking several building and an impressive museum building. The history and life of Burns and examples of his work is available in a range of languages but only in 17th Century Scottish. None of the displays are in modern English, disappointing...More

Thank Geoff L
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for your feedback which I shared with our Curator and Learning Manager, I have noted their response to your comments regarding interpretation below: “It’s not 17th Century Scottish but Modern Scots that much of the interpretation is written in (by James Robertson no...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Allow enough time here to enjoy the varied attractions on offer. Authentically furnished original cottage staffed by informative staff. All parts from the museum to the cottage easily accessible with well laid out gardens and paths. Don't miss the mouse! The superb museum is a...More

Thank Katieclem46
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you for a lovely review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 17 May 2017

There are two sites on Trip Advisor for Robbie Burns which is a bit confusing so for clarity I will explain what we did on our visit. We arrived at the Visitor Centre which we found clean throughout with a restaurant, visitor shop and the...More

Thank Tony B
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for your review and the points made about the confusion of two listings. this is something we are aware of and at present I have requested that Trip Advisor merge these two sites and another two sites which also relate to us as...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

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

Thank bigcop73
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

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.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

Thank Dennis C
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

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

Reviewed 11 April 2017

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.More

Thank GOOSYGOOSY
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

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...More

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Response from kizzyEbbwVale | Reviewed this property |
the museum itself might prove difficult for a bouncy 5 year old, but if you keep it short and just look at a few things it will be fine as there are interactive bits for children, the walk way between the museum and cottage... More
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