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Robert Burns' Birthplace Cottage & Museum

  • 4.5

  • from 1205 Google reviews

A close up of a stone building
A close up of a stone building

Burns Cottage - Alloway by DeFacto. CC BY-SA 4.0

About the garden

Birthplace of the iconic Scotsman featuring a monument set in spectacular rose gardens

Opening times

3 Jan–31 Dec 2018: Daily 11.00–17.00 (last admission 16.30) 24 Dec & 31 Dec: 10.00–14.00

Useful details

Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site



South Ayrshire Council, KA7 4RT

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  • 4.5

  • from 1205 Google reviews

Steven Lockhart

in the last week


It IS an experience. Well worth it. There happened to be a market on when we visited - loafs of fabulous local things we'd never heard of, despite living in Ayrshire! As a Geordie, I'd not had much exposure to Burns before relocating to Ayrshire. The centre helped bring it all to life, and I'm now a convert. Burns is still very much relevant today.

Geoff Phillips

a year ago


Nice museum - worth a visit

Richard Apted

a year ago


Excellent layout, interesting material

Debbie Aske-Harris

2 months ago


Museum is interesting, if a little darkly lit. The cottage was the best bit. The village is beautiful and the church and bridge are worth the walk. We enjoyed our day. The shop has some nice gifts. Lunch in the cafe was really disappointing, waited ages for burnt toast and rock hard poached eggs, but we thought maybe they are struggling to get staff at the moment.

Arno Bremer

4 months ago


Brilliant museum! A good connection of beautiful, educative and interesting items about the life of Burns. Well set up for the historian as well as for families and kids. High quality. Next to the museum and his birthplace cottage you'll find a nice gift shop and café. An enjoyable experience all together!

Contact the garden

01292 443700

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