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Burns House Museum

Burns House Museum


Mauchline - where stories of Burns can be found in every nook and cranny. Burns House Museum is situated in the cobbled back streets of Mauchline where Robert Burns lived and worked between 1784 and 1788, years considered to be the most important and formative of his life. This was the time that Burns established himself as a poet, leading to the publication of the famous "Kilmarnock Edition. It was also in Mauchline where he met and married his great love, Jean Armour, and they lodged in a room that is now part of the museum.  Using original manuscripts, objects and other publications, we interpret Burns' time in the town and his relations with many of its characters including Holy Willie who is buried in the cemetery opposite the museum. Across the road in Nanse Tinnock's (an alehouse in Burns's day) visitors can discover more about two Mauchline Industries - curling stones and Mauchline Boxware.  Burns House Museum is a fresh combination of interactive and traditional exhibits and represents a truly authentic Burns experience.


Opening Hours:
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10.30am – 1.40pm, & 2.40pm – 6pm
Wednesday: 10.30am – 1.40pm & 2.40pm – 6pm
Thursday: 1.30pm – 4.40pm & 5.40pm – 8pm
Friday: 10.30am – 12.50pm & 1.30pm – 4pm
Saturday: 10.30am – 12.50pm & 1.30pm – 4pm
Sunday: CLOSED

*closed on public holidays
Burns House Museum
10 Castle Street
East Ayrshire
01290 550045