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Museum Guides and Highlight talks: Robert Burns - the Ultimate Celebrity



Highlight talks

3pm, every Wednesday throughout the year. Free with admission


9 December   Through several key objects in the museum, discover how Robert Burns became the ultimate celebrity even before that description was ever used of any person.

Meet Alison Wilson at 3pm at the Admission desk.




St Andrew's Day


Monday 30 November

1pm - 4pm

Join our Learning team as we make saltires, thistles and badges in honour of our patron saint.


Free (suggested donation for activities)

Ayrshire Makers Christmas Market Weekends


Saturday 6 - Sunday 6 December

Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 December

Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 December

11am - 4pm

Looking for that special gift? Come alomg to RBBM each weekend in December and see some of the Ayrshire makers' unique crafts. Cards, jewellery, candles, pictures; you will be sure to find something for everyone. Different crafters attend each day so it's worth paying more than one visit!


Free (with admission)

Santa's Panto Party (Oh Yes It Is!)

Santa slay

Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 December 

Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 December

Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 December

12pm - 4pm

Santa has returned to Burns Cottage to celebrate the festive season, and this year he has brought a bunch of his pantomime chums with him to join in the fun! Cheer on the good guys, boo the villains and see if you can find Santa (he’s behind you!).

Burns Cottage - Booking advisable

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

Book Online


Ayrshire Food Network Farmer's Market

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Sunday 13 December

11am - 3pm

Top up on goodies at the Ayrshire Food Network Farmers' Market.

Please note - this event was previously advertised for the 6th and has now been changed.  



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


In 2009 a Scottish Television public poll voted Burns the Greatest Ever Scot