Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

For 200 years the beautiful scenery of Alloway and its special connection with the life and works of Robert Burns have drawn visitors to this stunning Ayrshire village.

The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum offers visitors a chance to experience the rich heritage of Burns within the environment that inspired his imagination. Supported by modern visitor facilities and easily accessible by road and public transport, the park is an ideal destination for young and old alike.

The late medieval Brig o' Doon, spanning the beautiful River Doon, was chosen by Burns for the climax of his tale in Tam o'Shanter.

Alloway Auld Kirk is the burial place for the poet's father and the setting for Tam o' Shanter's brush with the "hellish legion" of witches in Burns' epic poem.

Burns Cottage, birthplace of Robert Burns, was built in 1757 by the poet's father, William Burness.

Burns Monument, a Grecian temple dedicated to the memory of Burns, offers visitors unrivalled views of 'the land of Burns'.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

Please check before visiting.

Admission charges

Burns CottageAdmission:£4.00 - Adults (includes admission to Museum)£2.50 - Children/, Concessions£10.00 -, FamilyPassport ticket£5.00 - Passport ticket to all attractions£3.00 -, Concession Passport ticket£13.00 -, Family Passport ticket

Additional info

Burns Cottage: Partly accessible. Burns Monument and Gardens: Partly accessible

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Burns Heid Inn

Burns Heid Inn

  • 13 May 2016 7-10:30pm

Grab your chapman billies and drouthy neibors and head down to the Burns Heid Inn! Visitors to Burns Cottage in Alloway will be able to sample an authentic 19th Century ale house on Friday 13th May, in an event that combines hops and heritage. After a fantastic evening last year, the team at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum will once again be turning back the clock to the oft-forgotten period when the cottage was a pub. Local beers, entertainment and a pub quiz will all be on offer as part of the authentic transformation: but dinnae get too fou and unco happy!

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children


Adults £15
Concessions £12


Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Murdoch's Lane, Alloway

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0844 493 2601

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