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The most recognisable thatched roof in Scotland.

Burns Cottage was built by the poet’s father William in 1757.

There’s lots going on with Friends of RBBM. We have achieved our first mission, which was to raise money to support the refurbishment and development of the fabulous Burns Monument, when we handed over a cheque for ¬£30,000 to the Burns Monument Fund.

donation Monument 3-169Kb

We will now use our funds to support a range of important developments for this very special National Trust for Scotland property.

We raise money by running a Garden Shop in the old ticket kiosk in the beautiful Monument Gardens – that’s us second from the right laying out the new stock at the start of the season. With over 60 volunteers working alongside the excellent staff at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, we have a growing programme of events during¬†the year, in which great fun is had by all – including our visitors as well of course!

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If you would like to donate to our charity and support the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, you can do so at Virgin Money Giving using the link below:

Virgin Money Giving




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