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The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Ayr, Ayrshire and Arran, Scotland

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is an ideal family destination. The displays within the main museum exhibition and Burns cottage include plenty of hands-on and interactive exhibits and various installations around the museum site are bound to delight young and old visitors alike. It's not just Robert Burns for kids, parents will be just as fascinated.

Kid's meals are always on offer in the restaurant, which includes a play corner, and there is an outdoor play area in the main museum gardens. All of the shops deliberately stock plenty of affordable pocket money items as well as children's books by some of Scotland's best children's writers.

On the Poet's Path walking trail keep an eye out for the amazing statue of a 2 metre high mouse!


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Murdochs Lone, Alloway, Ayr, Ayrshire and Arran, KA7 4PQ, Scotland


Click here to visit The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum's website
0844 493 2601

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

1 April – 30 September Daily 10.00am - 5.30pm 1 October – 23 December Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm


Adult: £9.00 Concession: £7.00 Family (2 adults): £22.00 Family (1 adult): £17.00

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Eating information

The Museum Cafe sells a range of meals and snacks all freshly prepared using locallly sourced ingredients wherever possible. There is also delicious home baking, tea and coffee with indoor and outdoor seating areas.


Male, female and disabled toilets plus baby changing facilities are on site.

Gift shop

The museum shop sells a wide range of souvenirs to suit all budgets - many are bespoke items, unique to the property. From postcards and fridge magnets to all you need for you own Burns Supper!


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