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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?

Contact details
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0844 493 2601

Burns Big Birthday Bash

Birthday bashSaturday 24 - Sunday 25 January 2015 1pm - 5pm

The biggest birthday party in Scotland takes place right here at Burns Cottage – the birthplace of our bard. There will be fun and frolics for everyone!

Free admission to Burns Cottage and wider RBBM site.

Normal Admission Fee applicable for visitors to the Museum Main Exhibition.

'The Burns Heid Inn'

beer fest

Saturday 31 January

7.25pm - 10.30pm

In 1781, the Ayr Incorporation of Shoemakers leased Burns Cottage out as an ale house. Now, you can experience Burns Cottage as it was when it was a pub. The team at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum will be turning back the clock and offering live music, entertainment and a pub quiz as part of the authentic transformation. Staff and volunteers from the museum will even be dressed up as regulars of the period to add to the experience.

The evening will begin with a drinks reception where wine, soft drinks and award winning locally brewed beer will be available.

Tickets £12 / £10concession (Ticket price includes one drink)



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

Burns cottage

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)


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


There are more public statues of Robert Burns around the world than any other writer