Set among four hectares of Ayrshire countryside in the village of Alloway, the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is a celebration of the life and work of Scotland’s most famous wordsmith.
The extensive museum contains a collection of over 5,000 artifacts relating to the Bard’s life, work and legacy. Visit Burns Cottage, where the poet was born, see the grand monument dedicated to him, and wander the commemorative gardens created in honor of the great “Rabbie” Burns. From the lawn, you can also see the famous Brig o’Doon, a 15th-century bridge immortalized in the Burns’ poem Tam o’ Shanter.
Entry to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum costs £9 for adults and includes entry to all exhibitions and the Burns Cottage. Tickets are valid for three days. The museum is based in Alloway, 40 minutes from Glasgow by car and also reachable by public transit (take the train to Ayr, then a local bus over to Alloway). There’s also a large self-service, on-site restaurant that serves hot breakfast and lunch.