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Burns Supper Express

burns supperFor an exclusive Robert Burns experience, join us in the place where it all began and celebrate the National Bard’s birthday with a traditional 2-course Burns Express Supper, including welcome by a member of the ‘Burns family’, bagpipes, ritual address to the haggis, guided tour of Burns Cottage and toast to the Bard in the very room where he was born in 1759 … all in the space of one hour!

Burns Supper Express
Main course: Traditional haggis, neeps and tatties vegetarian option available
Dessert: Homemade Scottish Cranachan
Tea/coffee and whisky toast (or soft drink)

Group Rate
Special Burns birthday rate: £17.59 per person. This offer is only available for groups for 30 or over & must be pre-booked?

Contact details
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0844 493 2601

The Real Face of Burns

Real face User

Saturday 21st February 2015 until Sunday 14 June 2015

'The Real Face of Burns' is a mixed group contemporary art exhibition. There were few depictions of the Bard made during his lifetime, yet we all think we know what he looked like. This exciting exhibition seeks to explore further the face of Burns and features alongside the new works, the Reid miniature which Burns himself felt was a good likeness, and the forensically created head of Burns which was produced at Dundee University.

Museum (Gallery)

Free with Admission

Sunday Talk: 'robert burns and the scottish enlightenment'

Burns and Scott Edinburgh 268

Sunday 19 April


Join Dr Ralph McLean from the National Library of Scotland as he discusses Robert Burns's place in the Scottish Enlightenment.



Children's Flower Arranging Workshop

family fun 268

Saturday 2 May

10am - 3.30pm

Ayr & District Floral Art Club will display a design of fresh flowers and foliage with a Burns Theme in the foyer of the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum to celebrate National Flower Arranging Day. Please join us for a Children's Flower Arranging Workshop as part of this celebration of things floral!



Lunchtime Tour with Tommy


Sunday 26 April


RBBM guide Tommy Burns leads a one-hour guided tour of the site.

Meet at the Museum

Free with admission

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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 fathered at least 13 different children, by four different women