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Before you visit the museum

Perfectly located within easy reach of Scotland’s busiest cities and some of her most beautiful coastal scenery, and less than 10 miles from an international airport, Robert Burns Birthplace is an excellent destination for either a day out or as the ideal base for exploring Burns Country.  A great family destination, it has a large, licensed, self-service cafe – with children’s menu – and lots of children’s activities.

Finding Us


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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. Please see the Getting There section at the bottom of the page for full directions and map.


Opening hours

1 April – 30 September, daily, 10am – 5.30pm
1 October – 31 March, daily, 10am – 5pm

Closed from 12.30pm on 24 December until 10am on 5 January

Entry costs


NTS member Free
Adult £9.00
Child/OAP/Group £7.00
Family  (2 adults) £22
Family (1 adult) £17.00





Admission includes entry to exhibitions and Burns Cottage.


Getting there

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdoch’s Lone



Alloway is well served by various forms of transport. By car, it is served by the A77 trunk road, 40 minutes drive from Glasgow. There is a half-hourly train service from Glasgow to Ayr, where there is a local bus service to Alloway.

Glasgow Prestwick International Airport is 8 miles from the museum, with daily flights to destinations across the UK and Europe. Both National Cycle Route 7 and the Ayrshire Coastal Path Network are connected to Alloway by short local routes.

Burns for a Fiver

Travel by taxi to / from RBBM from Ayr Train Station or Ayr Bus Station with Ayr Citadel Taxis

Tele: 01292 402204

Just quote ‘Burns for a Fiver’.

Burns by Bus!

The following services will now call at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum:

No.8 Ayr to RBBM via The Loaning


X77 Buchanan Bus Station to RBBM


361 Straiton to Dunure via Alloway (calls at Burns Cottage only)






Useful links


Getting around

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is easy to access and move around. Check here for details on disabled parking and access.

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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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