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+2 #24 Dorothy Devine 2011-09-29 15:45
Visited today and thoroughly enjoyed the experience - the weather enhanced the beauty of the area and the gardens were magnificent in the sunshine.
I would like to see better sign posting for both the museum and the cottage.
All in all an excellent repeat visit.
+2 #23 Bernie S 2011-08-19 12:56
Got an idea for a museum but don't know where to start? Get yourself to Alloway and the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, that's how you do it.

Thanks folks for a brilliant day out and for serving me tea a minute before you closed.
+6 #22 Julia&Julia 2011-08-04 21:20
Visited the museum today, it was a brilliant display of Robert Burns' life. Very interesting and very interactive, the design inside was done fantastic.
Well, but the main part was a cashier in coffee shop! That was the most attractive and handsome man we ever saw in Scotland. We hope you'll reveal us his name :).
0 #21 roxy 2011-07-12 12:03
liked burns cottage verrrry-much-nesss but i felt it was lacking a chicken cooooop
+1 #20 Velis Chilingirova 2011-06-23 07:12
I visited the museum and Alloway in the 2-nd week of June and I am very fascinated by the place. The cottage is presented in simple but attractive way, with all the sounds and small films. I liked the wooden sculptures of hens, lamb and other animals in the farm yard. The museum itself is very attractive with all these modern technical equipment, making the contact with Robert Burns vivid and emotional.
I am happy I visited your place!
-2 #19 me 2011-06-22 18:58
Going tomorrow hope its good :D :D
0 #18 S Miller 2011-06-19 18:05
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and think the museum deserves every success.We particularly enjoyed the interactive activities - the shortbread tin, the courtroom opinions,and the cameos. elderly folks, we found we had to stoop low to read many of the notices, and we sat down to enjoy the audio visual and were disappointed. Falling leaves? Ellisland has a film that you should be showing to give an impression of Burn's times.
-1 #17 Robin Lumsden 2011-04-30 22:36
Visited today with my brother, who is here on holiday with his family from Australia. What a wonderful museum ....... and so close to the other historical sites. Alloway is such a clean and tidy place!
-1 #16 Ron Caird 2011-02-17 14:36
Quoting David McEwan Hill:
"Burns" was certainly a contraction of "Burness" and perhaps, before that, "Burnhouse".

His family originated from Argyll as Campbells and his great grandfather and family, having a dispute with the Campbell family, left Argyll and moved to Elgin. They moved from near a place today known as Taynuilt (gaelic Taigh an Uilt - the house by the river)which is said to have alternatively been known as Burnhouse as there was a furnace there which smelted iron. Burns' father moved from Elgin to Ayrshire as a gardener to a cottage which is still on the site of the museum.
The Burns tartan is a slightly amended Campbell pattern and the family shield is the Boar's Head of the Argyll Campbells.
If you would like to read the full story of Robert Burns I would reccommend Professor MacKays biography

That's interesting, I was always led to believe The Burness family came from North East Scotland and that Burns father worked in Edinburgh
+1 #15 Ken B 2011-01-30 19:48
Visited today and hugely impressed. The Burns Cottage is superb, but the museum is even better. Alloway looked lovely in the late January sun and the walk between the Cottage and Museum with the weathervanes and the mouse statue was gorgeous. Going back for a second go soon! It will be lovely in spring and summer. Highly recommended.

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