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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.

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0844 493 2601

The Voice of Nature

Voice of Nature 3Saturday 4th July 2015 until Sunday 25th October 2015

The voice of Nature loudly cries,
And many a message from the skies,
That something in us never dies.

Robert Burns. New Year's Day, st. 3 (1790)

The theme of this exhibition is our environment. This has particular relevance as, not only is the National Trust for Scotland the nation's largest conservation charity, it has often been said that Burns was ahead of his time in his awareness of the dangers to the environment of human interference.

Throughout the summer two films by Dalziel & Scullion, the well-known environmental artists, are being shown in the gallery space. A sound installation, by the multimedia artist Laura Graham, can be experienced in the Auld Kirk.

In addition, Museum Galleries Scotland has generously funded a new sculpture by Professor Jake Harvey installed on the Poet’s Path (on the way to Burns Cottage). The title of this work is Chieftain and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the inspiration for this work has come from To a Haggis, a poem recited the world over at every Burns Supper. 

This programme is part of a project, “Burns Bridges: New Perspectives on Robert Burns” which has been supported by an award from Museums Galleries Scotland. There is further information regarding the artists and their work in leaflets available at the museum reception desk.

CauseWay: The Story of the Alloway Suffragettes

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Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th and Monday 12th October

12pm and 2.30pm (60 minute performance)

CauseWay returns to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum after a hugely successful run in 2014. Part play and part guided tour, Causeway tells the story of two suffragettes who cycled from Glasgow to Alloway in 1914 intent on blowing up Burns cottage. Weaving the words of Robert Burns with performance, storytelling and live music, the performance questions the links between the work of Burns and the suffragettes' cause.

This is a piece of walked theatre; performances will take place in and outdoors and will move between the museum and the cottage.

Written by Victoria Bianchi and directed by David Overend

Tickets £7/ £5

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The Big Draw 2015: Every Drawing Tells a story


Monday 12 until Saturday 17 October

1 – 4pm

Bring the stories in Burns’s poetry to life during a week of drawing and art sessions.

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.

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Fact of the day


President Abraham Lincoln could recite Burns’s works by heart