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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

  • Murdoch's Lone Map It
  • Alloway
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

Besides being a poet of delicacy and depth, Robert Burns was also a rebel, a thinker, a lover, a good companion, and a man of the countryside. This wonderful museum explains why the Scots so admire this complex "man o' pairts." The imaginative museum presents each of his poems in context, with commentaries sensitively written in a moderrn version of the Scots language in which he spoke and wrote. Headsets let you hear the poems sung or spoken. The exhibit is vibrant and interactive, with touch screens that allow you to debate his views on politics, love, taxation, revolution, and Scottishness. An elegant café offers a place to pause, while the kids can play in the adjoining garden.

Sight Information


Murdoch's Lone, Alloway, South Ayrshire, KA7 4PQ, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • £8, includes Burns Cottage and Burns Monument
  • Apr.–Sept. daily 10–5:30; Oct.–Mar. daily 10–5

Published 07/22/2015


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