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  • Robert Burn's Birthplace Cottage & Museum

    Famed as much for his egalitarianism as his silver tongue, Robert Burns has become an international icon: a symbol of Scotland's national character. This flagship museum weaves through the town of Alloway, showing landmarks of the bard's life. Come and see Burns Monument, a tribute set in luscious rose gardens.

    How to find us

    Road: 2.5m south of Ayr; see website for further details



    Green Tourism Gold Award, VisitScotland 5 Star Grading


    • Modest cottage where Burns was born in 1759
    • Main exhibition with an enormous collection of artefacts
    • Burns monument, a tribute to the bard
    • Handwritten manuscript of 'Tam o'Shanter'

    Guided tours

    Look out for special events such as garden walks, talks and lectures, demonstrations, apple days, wildlife events, special plant sales, musical performances and much more. See website for further details.

    Group visits

    For group tour ideas see our new website for exclusive trade offers, rates and ticket options, unique experiences and suggested itineraries. If you are a travel operator please contact our central Travel Trade department with all enquiries, bookings, and any other requirements like catering or bespoke tours - [email protected] or telephone: +44 (0) 131 458 0204. For general groups (clubs, friends, and parties) contact the properties direct for information, private tours and other special arrangements.

    Volunteering / internships opportunites

    Volunteers give enormous help to the Trust and there are many openings throughout the organisation for people to get involved – from helping our heritage gardens to assisting in our historic properties. See website for further details.

    Promotional Themes

    • Rose Gardens

    Opening Times

    also: See website

    Dates closed

    Admission prices

    Adult: See website Child: See website Concession: See website Family: See website Members: FREE - join today at


    Café/ Restaurant Shop Car park Wheelchair access Hearing loops Assistance Dogs


    Murdoch's Loan Alloway Ayr ,KA7 4PQ


    01292 443700
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