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Getting around


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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is located in the village of Alloway on the outskirts of the town of Ayr. The main ticket and information points are located at Burns Cottage (accessed via Greenfield Avenue) and at the main museum building (in Murdoch’s Lone). The two main sites are connected by Poet’s Path, a pedestrian walkway. During the busier days of the season, our museum volunteers operate a regular electric shuttle along this walkway.

Robert Burns Museum is easy to access and navigate. There are two spacious free car parks, one at Burns Cottage and the other at the museum building.

Accessible washrooms are provided at the main museum and at Burns Cottage (in the Education Pavilion building). Disabled parking and level access is available at Burns Cottage and the main museum. Poet’s Path is also level access and the Burns Monument gardens are wheelchair accessible.


Guide dogs are welcome throughout the site. Exhibition and education areas and meeting rooms are fitted with induction loops and wheelchairs are available for any visitors that might require them.

Some of the older parts of the site, such as the Auld Kirk, Brig o’ Doon and Burns Monument, are accessed by steps or uneven surfaces. Museum staff will be happy to assist with any special access requirements to help all visitors get the most from their visit.



Eating and drinking

Eating and drinking are a pleasure in our large self-service restaurant, with delicious, home-cooked food and options for children. Click here for more information and a sample menu.

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Parents’ survival guide

This is an ideal family destination, and our parents’ survival guide highlights all the many ways you can keep your children both amused and fascinated.

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