The most recognisable thatched roof in Scotland.

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



The first known Burns Supper was held in Burns Cottage in 1801 when nine friends of Robert Burns met in remembrance of him in the cottage of his birth, a tradition that continued until 1809.
Now the Friends of Robert BURNS Birthplace Museum have reinstated the Burns Supper to the Cottage. The next one takes place on the 25th January 2018 to celebrate the 259th anniversary of the birth of our Poet.
The number of guests is limited to 24.
The names of the nine gentlemen who attended the 1801 Supper and the names of all who attend the 2018 Supper will appear on the programme, a copy of which will be retained at the Museum to become part of the history of Burns Cottage.


Tickets for the Supper are now available at a cost of £250 each.
All proceeds from the evening will go towards the renovation of the Burns Monument at Alloway.
To obtain a ticket for the Supper please contact; mail: burns@nts.org.uk    Tel: 01292 443 700

Alternatively, why not buy a raffle ticket with the chance to win a place at the supper. Win two tickets for THE BURNS SUPPER 25th January 2018 (Worth £500)
Raffle Tickets cost £5 each and all proceeds will go towards the renovation of the Burns Monument at Alloway.
Draw will be made on 30th November
You can purchase tickets online by making a donation through Virgin Giving (the link is below). Simply donate £5 x the number of raffle tickets required, and enter your email address as you make the donation, and we will email you your raffle ticket numbers and put your raffle tickets in the box for the draw.

There’s lots going on with Friends of RBBM. Our first mission is raise money to support the refurbishment and development of the fabulous Burns Monument – that’s the image on the left and right of the collage above. 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 full programme of events during the year, in which great fun is had by all – including our visitors as well of course! Santa, Mrs Claus and Santa’s helpers crash landed at Christmas 2013, and over a thousand visitors came to meet him and his team in Robert Burns cottage – we had our very own ‘police’ in attendance to keep order!

Our volunteers also drive the Ayrshire Members’ Centre 8 seater buggy, which takes visitors to and fro along the Poet’s Path which joins the museum to the cottage in Alloway village.

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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:

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