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As Ithers See Us

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Saturday 10 May 2014 until Sunday 21 September 2014

‘As Ithers See Us’, a mixed group contemporary art exhibition. The much quoted title of the show was taken from Robert Burns's "To a Louse" and, on display, will be an interesting and varied selection of artwork, almost exclusively, by artists from countries outside Scotland, including Chile, Iran, Spain, Japan, Russia and Zimbabwe.

Museum (Gallery)


15 things at rbbm before 5pm

15 things user

Daily from 28 June to 15 September

Calling all museum explorers! Join us for a fun outdoor trail across Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Hug a mousie, make a grass trumpet or even make a rubbing of William Burnes's gravestone! Come and grab an Explorer Bag which has all the tools you need to complete the challenges. Can you complete all 15 before 5pm?

Museum and Burns Cottage

Free (with admission)


Workshops for Weans resize

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 30 June and 11 September 2pm

Which fantastic free craft activity will be on when you visit? Will it be;

Shadow Puppets - make a puppet based on the poems of Robert Burns. You can even put on your own shadow puppet play then take your puppets home.

Inky Monsters - make a monster and bring it to life as an ink-blown artwork complete with tentacles, spikes, googly eyes and nasty pointy teeth!

Masterful Mappers - Explore Burns Cottage and create your own map based on what you discover inside. Then learn how to make your own feathered quill and draw a map, 18th-century style!

Burns Cottage

Free (with admission)

Family Friendly Tours

Familyfriendly user 

Weekdays, July and August

Tours leave at 2pm and 3pm

Take a 30-minute fun tour of Burns Cottage, find out all about the jobs of the household and even try on some fashionable 18th-century clothes.

Burns Cottage

Free (with admission)

Baroque Opera Summer Course; Acteon Meets Tam o' Shanter

Acteon User

Sunday 10th - Saturday 16th August

We are looking for chorus members of all voice types to be involved in an exciting and unique production of the opera Actéon by Charpentier. The opera will be translated into Scots dialect and will highlight similarities to Tam O' Shanter.

The course will culminate with a World premier staged production at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum on the 16th of August. Rehearsals and sessions will be held at the Museum in the evenings and weekends and will be led by tenor David Douglas who will be joined by conductor and musician Stephen Cowan and vocal coach and singer Siobhan McAuley. If you would like to be involved in this course please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and let us know your voice type (if known) and any previous experience.

Course fee - £25 






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Auld Lang Syne


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Fact of the day


Formed in 1814, Burns Monument Trust was the world’s earliest literary heritage organisation, predating the Shakespeare Trust by 32 years