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The Literary Landscape in Russian Art

Pushkin user


Friday 10 October 2014 until Sunday 1 February 2015

This exciting exhibition comes to RBBM from the State Pushkin Museum-Reserve in Mikhailovskoye, Russia. Pushkin is arguably Russia's greatest poet and he was an admirer of Burns's work. This series of beautiful works details closely the stunning countryside of the Pushkin family estate and its environs - a must for any lover of Romantic poetry or landscape art.

Museum (Gallery)


Link to Pushkin State Museum


Ayrshire Makers Christmas Market Weekends


Saturday 6, 13, 20 and Sunday 7, 14, 21 December

11am - 4pm

Looking for thst special gift? Then pop along to RBBM each weekend in December and see some of the Ayrshire crafters individual gifts - from cards to candles, jewellery to pictures there are gifts to suit everyone. Different crafters attend each day so make sure you pay more than one visit!


Free (with admission)

Santa's Family Holiday - There's no place like Burns Cottage

Santa slay

Weekends from Saturday 6 December until Sunday 21 December

12pm - 4pm

Santa, Mrs Claus and the rest of the family have once again decided to go on a pre-Christmas holiday - the problem is, they can't decide upon where! Grab your passports and check in at Burns Cottage for your North Pole Airlines Holiday Journey! Once your flight is called you can join Santa and family at each of their favourite holiday destinations. Which one would you choose? A mini pantomime with fun for all the family and finishing with a special visit to Santa to collect your gift!

Burns Cottage

£6 per person (includes child's gift and access to Burns Cottage) Booking advisable

Book Online


The Big Haggis Feast and Ceilidh

Haggis feast user

Fri 23 Jan 7 - 11pm

The birthplace celebrates the Bard's birthday in style with a Haggis Feast and Ceilidh(featuring the dynamic Scotch Bonnet Ceilidh band). 

Relax at our informal family celebration featuring some of the best Burns Supper traditions and then put life and mettle in your heels as the dancing gets going


Prices: Adult : £ 32.00 / Child : £ 32.00 / Concession : £ 32.00

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'The Burns Heid Inn'

beer fest

Saturday 31 January

7.25pm - 10.30pm

In 1781, the Ayr Incorporation of Shoemakers leased Burns Cottage out as an ale house. Now, you can experience Burns Cottage as it was when it was a pub. The team at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum will be turning back the clock and offering live music, entertainment and a pub quiz as part of the authentic transformation. Staff and volunteers from the museum will even be dressed up as regulars of the period to add to the experience.

The evening will begin with a drinks reception where wine, soft drinks and award winning locally brewed beer will be available.

Tickets £12 / £10concession (Ticket price includes one drink)



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Auld Lang Syne


Sing or play the world’s favourite song and become part of Robert Burns Museum..

No matter how good or bad a performer you are - Burns himself had a notoriously terrible singing voice - you can add to this growing exhibit by posting your video to our facebook page.

Visit the facebook page >>>

Fact of the day


Burns’s foot size was a size 8 – we know that because we have a perfectly preserved pair of his monogrammed socks