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Santa's Family Holiday - There's no place like Burns Cottage

Santa slay

Weekends from Saturday 6 December until Sunday 21 December

12pm - 4pm

Santa, Mrs Claus and the rest of the family have once again decided to go on a pre-Christmas holiday - the problem is, they can't decide upon where! Grab your passports and check in at Burns Cottage for your North Pole Airlines Holiday Journey! Once your flight is called you can join Santa and family at each of their favourite holiday destinations. Which one would you choose? A mini pantomime with fun for all the family and finishing with a special visit to Santa to collect your gift!

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

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The Big Haggis Feast and Ceilidh

Haggis feast user

Fri 23 Jan 7 - 11pm

The birthplace celebrates the Bard's birthday in style with a Haggis Feast and Ceilidh(featuring the dynamic Scotch Bonnet Ceilidh band). 

Relax at our informal family celebration featuring some of the best Burns Supper traditions and then put life and mettle in your heels as the dancing gets going


Prices: Adult : £ 32.00 / Child : £ 32.00 / Concession : £ 32.00

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Burns Book club and cupcake cafe


Last Tuesday of the month

2.30 - 3.30pm

Come along to our book club meeting at Burns Cottage.

Read a wide variety of books, most of which will be supplied free.

Coffee and cake only £2 for members

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Guided Tours


 Weekends, throughout the year

Museum tours: hourly, 10.30 am – 3.30pm

Cottage tours: hourly, 11am – 4pm

Join our expert guides on a 30-minute tour of the highlights of the museum or cottage (enquire at admissions desk for more information).

Free (with admission)

Museum Guides and Highlight talks


Highlight talks

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

29 October INS AND OUTS OF TAM O' SHANTER Hugh Farrell explores the characters and locations of Tam o'Shanter. Anticipate a full rendition by heart.

5 November BEER IN THE TIME OF ROBERT BURNS Denis Rattenbury describes the place of beer in the nutrition, lifestyle and social life in the late eighteenth century.

12 November THE RIVER NITH Jean Edmondston presents stunning photographs of the beautiful River Nith where Burns lived and farmed with his new wife, Jean Armour.

19 November ON THE DELIBERATIONS OF MR ROBERT BURNS ON THE LATE REFERENDUM Melvyn Gibson's lighthearted take on Robert Burns and Scottish independence in the persona of an imaginary contemporary.

26 November THE LITERARY LANDSCAPE IN RUSSIAN ART Curator Sean McGlashan conducts a tour of the current exhibition from Russia of paintings inspired by the country estate where literary giant Alexander Pushkin grew up.




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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


Phrases such as ‘the awkward squad’, ‘Man’s inhumanity to Man’, and ‘the best laid schemes of mice and men’ all originate in Burns’s poetry