The Burns House Museum

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The Burns House Museum offers a fresh combination of interactive and traditional exhibits and represents a truly authentic Burns experience. It 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. It was also in Mauchline that he met and married his great love Jean Armour. On display here are a number of original manuscripts and objects from Burns' life, including poems and letters. 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 Box-ware.

Castle Street, Mauchline, East Ayrshire KA5 5BZ Scotland

01563 554902

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am–4pm. Closed Public Holidays. Admission: Free. Due to the historic nature of the buildings some areas are not accessible for disabled users.