We're bringing Burns to life!

The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum holds the world's largest collection of artefacts relating to Scotland's bard and our exciting new project is bringing Scotland’s Bard to life.

You can discover the collection using the Object Explorer, explore the mind of Robert Burns or view our interactive timeline.

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The Real Burns

Who was the real Robert Burns?

His national pride, fierce egalitarianism, and quick wit have become synonymous with the Scottish character itself. By tracing his footsteps from birth to international superstardom, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum offers you the best opportunity to discover the complex and passionate man behind the icon.

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Begin your adventure with Burns

Discover Scotland's bard

There are events running throughout the year at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum - join us and begin your adventure with Scotland's bard.

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The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Watch a short video of the award-winning Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.

Burns Collection



Explore the world's most important Burns Collection online.

New! Order high quality fine-art prints of Burns Collection paintings

Further research and learning opportunities for scholars and enthusiasts.

Inspiring New Work


Burns continues to inspire new work by some of our best contemporary artists. The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is delighted to be able to offer a unique selection of original contemporary art for sale - commissions from which will go directly towards the conservation and care of the Birthplace collection