The Burns House Museum

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Castle Street, Mauchline, East Ayrshire, KA5 5BZ

    The Burns House Museum is a fresh combination of interactive and traditional exhibits representing a truly authentic Burns experience.

    Situated in the cobbled back streets of Mauchline where Robert Burns lived and worked between 1784 and 1788, the years considered to be the most important and formative of his life. It was also Mauchline where he met and married his great love Jean Armour. On display at the museum are a number of original manuscripts and objects from Burns' life, including poems and letters, as well as an original Kilmarnock Edition.

    Across the road in Nanse Tinnock's (an alehouse in Burns's day) visitors can discover more about two Mauchline Industries - curling stones and Mauchline Boxware.

    An audio-visual presentation provides a fresh introduction to Burns the man and Burns the poet and explores his complex relationship with women, nature and society.

    Visit our rare collection of manuscripts and memorabilia of Burns and his contemporaries and find out more about life in Mauchline in the 18th Century, by examining the artifacts and illustrations of the poet's friends and patrons.

    Listen to Burns's poems in the listening snug or have a go at recording your own poems or reading poems by Burns! Find out more about the many vivid characters around the town that Burns knew, like Holy Willie, who featured in Burns's poetry and who are now buried in the graveyard opposite the museum.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Children

    • Outdoor Play Area

    Location

    • Rural Location
    • Village Location

    Facilities

    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Transport

    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Public Parking Nearby
    • Taxi Rank < 100m from station

    Road Directions

    Mauchline is six miles from the A&& at Kilmarnock and approx 10 miles from A77 at Ayr

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Mauchline is six miles from the A&& at Kilmarnock and approx 10 miles from A77 at Ayr

    Getting there by railway:- Mauchline is six miles from the A&& at Kilmarnock and approx 10 miles from A77 at Ayr

    Getting there by aeroplane:- The nearest airports are Glasgow Prestwick International (7miles) and Glasgow Airport (17miles)

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