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Sun Burns! Summer Fun Days

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Sunday 12 and 26 July, Sunday 2 and 16 August

12 - 4pm

Join us for a day of family fun featuring bouncy castle, kids’ activities and live music.

Museum and gardens

Free (with admission, some charges may apply)

Museum Guides and Highlight talks: Monument Garden Tour



Highlight talks

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


29 July  Head Gardener David Keenan shows the hidden corners of the tranquil  and beautiful Monument Gardens.   Meet at the Admission Desk at the museum.


W.B. Yeats: Readings and Discussions of his Life and Work


Saturday 1 August 2:00pm

Crossroads Lifelong Learning Partnership and the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum are delighted to invite Kate Hendry, poet, to lead the event as we explore the poetry and life circumstances of one of Ireland's best loved poets.


Kate is on a pre festival tour following the sell out of her Yeats reading workshop at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.


Tickets available £10.00

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Summer Ceilidh at Burns Cottage

ceilidh userSaturday 1 August, 3-5pm

Dance the afternoon away to a local band and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea while helping to raise funds for the Monument Restoration Fund. Families and beginners welcome. 

Adult £5 / Child - Concession £5

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The Descent of Orpheus to the Underworld

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 Sunday 9th - Saturday 15th August

We are looking for singers for chorus and roles of all voice types and levels of experience to be involved in an exciting production of the opera Orpheus by Charpentier. It will be translated into Scots and performed at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Rehearsals will be held at the Museum between the 9th and 15th of August with chorus rehearsals taking place in the evenings and weekends. Roles will have additional morning and afternoon rehearsals. This is a unique opportunity to learn from professional musicians and singers on vocal and dramatic interpretation of French baroque opera. The production will be fully staged.There will be a small course fee

Performance 7.30pm on the 15th / Rehearsals at various times during the week. To be considered for a role please forward your CV to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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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


The world’s first Burns Supper was held in Burns Cottage in 1801