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Sunday Talk: The Merry Muses

Sunday 5 October


Join Dr Pauline Mackay of The Centre for Burns Studies as she discusses the more controversial (and distinctly adult!) poetry of Burns's 'Merry Muses'


Rambling Rosie's Saturday Stories

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Saturday 11 October

1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm

Join Storyteller Rosie Mapplebeck at Burns Cottage for a wealth of stories and folklore: learn about crafts and hiddes skills and perhaps a few spells and secrets.

Burns Cottage.

Free with admission


The Big Draw 2014


Monday 13 until Saturday 18 October

1 – 4pm

View the charms of nature and help us create beautiful, nature-inspired artworks to transform our learning space into a woodland.

Burns Cottage

Free (with admission)

Lunchtime Tour with Tommy

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Sunday 26 October


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

Meet at the Museum

Free with admission

Alloween...the return

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Thursday 30 and Friday 31 October

6pm - 8.40pm

Are you brave enough to visit Alloway on Halloween? Spooky Guided Tour of the Bard's birthplace and Alloway's Auld Haunted Kirk. Join one of our "ghostly guides" and wander the streets of Alloway discovering tales of hauntings, suspicious deaths and maybe even the deil who "might have business on his hand!"

Meet at Cottage

Adults £7, Children £5 -  Booking Advisable

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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.

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Fact of the day


There are more public statues of Robert Burns around the world than any other writer