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getting married at Burns Cottage

wedding tableMy Luve is like a Red, Red Rose....

Burns was a true romantic and he gave us some of the greatest love poems and songs in ours, or any other language. That is why his birthplace cottage is such a wonderful place to host your wedding.

The attached image of the Cottage location shows our Red Room as a stunning unique wedding venue. This is the perfect setting for a small intimate wedding with a seating capacity for 45 guests.

For further information please call 01292 443700

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

May School Holiday Activities

Workshops for Weans resize

2nd and 30th May 1pm-4pm

Children's activities including crafts, facepainting and a bouncy castle!

Robertson Room, Museum


5th and 27th May 2pm-3pm

Drop in children's craft sessions,

Burns Cottage Pavilion



Free with admission, donations requested.


Sunday Talk: 'Native Fire and Wild Graces': The Early Reception of Robert Burns in Contemporary Periodicals

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Sunday 29 May


It is commonly believed that Robert Burns became a national literary celebrity after the publication of the second edition of his Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, best known as the 'Edinburgh edition'. However, Burns was already a talking point in the national press a few weeks after the publication of his first 'Kilmarnock edition'. Join Dr Rhona Brown of The Centre for Robert Burns Studies as she looks at the sometimes admiring, sometimes snooty and always influential stories and reviews of Burns which were published in the press during his life and shortly after, to demonstrate how they affected our understanding of Scotland's national bard.

 Free in the Robertson Room

Sunday Talk: Burns and Religion in Ayrshire

David Allen

Sunday 19 June


Much is spoken about ideological beliefs that Burns had, but it is religious rather than political ideology that informs the most dramatic public contesting of ideas in his life as a poet. Join Professor Gerard Carruthers FRSE and Director of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, as he explores Burns and the 'Moderate' Presbyterian cause, especially in his support for the Rev William McGill and the violent antipathy of the Rev William Peebles.  

 Free in the Robertson Room

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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


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