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Parents' survival guide


The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is an ideal family destination. The displays within the main museum exhibition and Burns cottage include plenty of hands-on and interactive exhibits and various installations around the museum site are bound to delight young and old visitors alike. It’s not just Robert Burns for kids – parents will be just as fascinated.

Kids’ meals are always on offer in our restaurant, which includes a play corner, and there is an outdoor play area in the main museum gardens. All of our shops stock plenty of affordable pocket money items as well as children’s books by some of Scotland’s best children’s writers.

Check out our What’s On section to find out latest news about our year-round programme of events and activities at a great family destination.







Hero Mums & Dads: if you want to be a real star, make sure you introduce your kids to these highlights:


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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