Robert Burns Birthplace Museum


Murdoch's Lone,, Alloway, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA7 4PQ

    The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum offers a truly unique encounter with Scotland's favourite son.

    Start your visit in the museum building and enjoy this 21st century tribute to Burns. It houses the world's most important collection of Burns' original works and personal belongings, in a bright and modern building. The museum has an attractive cafe serving light meals and refreshments and shop with a wide selection of unique gifts and souvenirs. Look out for exhibitions and events throughout the year.

    After visiting the museum, visit the birthplace of Scotland's national poet; why not explore the Burns Monument in Kilmarnock, the Brig o'Doon or Alloway's Auld Kirk. 

    This site is in the care of the National Trust for Scotland, one of Scotland's leading conservation charities, and admission is free to members.

    One ticket provides admission to the whole Robert Burns Birthplace Museum site or become a member when you visit and enjoy free access to all Trust properties for a year.

    5 Visitor Attraction
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    3 January to 31 March, daily, 10-5
    1 April to 30 September, daily, 10-5.30
    1 October to 31 December*, daily, 10-5 (closed 25/26 Dec)

    *Closes at 3pm on 24th and 31st of December


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site Licenced self-service café at museum offering a wide range of freshly prepared home-cooked meals.
    • Shop


    • Hearing Loop Induction loops available

    Special Requirements

    • Groups Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Romantic Location


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Highchair Available
    • Indoor Play Area
    • Outdoor Play Area

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Parking

    Public Transport Directions

    By road:

    It is served by the A77 trunk road, 40 minutes drive from Glasgow.

    By rail:

    From Paisley take train to Ayr.

    By ferry:

    From Cairnryan take A77 to Alloway.

    By bus:

    • Stagecoach X77 service from Glasgow gets you to the doors of the museum - there are two services daily (three on Sunday) from Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station calling en route at Glasgow Prestwick International Airport and Ayr. 
    • You can also catch the 361 from Ayr to Burns Cottage, or the 8 from Ayr to the museum (the service terminates at The Loaning, only a short walk from RBBM).

    Transport within Scotland

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    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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