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Lunchtime Tour with Tommy


Sunday 21 September 


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

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Free with admission

Sunday Talk: 'Ae Spark O' Nature's Fire'

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Sunday 21 September


Join RBBM Learning Manager Chris Waddell as we discuss the nature poetry of Burns, the landscapes and animals that influenced him and the Scots language he used to describe it


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)

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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


James Boswell’s son, Alexander, convened the committee to build Alloway’s Burns Monument but never saw it open as he was killed in a duel before it could be completed