Robert Burns Birthplace Museum gives the visitor a chance encounter with Scotland’s favourite son and commemorates the enduring gift of Scotland’s national poet. His poetry and songs are known and greatly loved throughout the world. The museum will allow you to experience his humble cottage. His first home is situated in the beautiful village of Alloway and was built by Robert’s father is 1757. Robert was born into the simple two-roomed cottage on January 25th 1759 and the cottage has since been fully restored and is now part of the Birthplace Museum. The museum houses over 5,000 Burns artefacts including some handwritten manuscripts. In the museum café, there will be a lovely opportunity to celebrate the legacy of Burns by sampling haggis, neeps and tatties. A visit here will give you an exceptional appreciation for Robert Burns and his contribution to Scotland’s literary heritage. There are lots of interactive hands-on activities in the museum and cottage and you will be able to see one of his most loved pieces of work come to life on the screen every hour. Alloway Auld Kirk and the Brig o’Doon are also a must see during your visit from his poem Tam o’Shanter. Relax in the museum café or garden or do some shopping in the gift shop.