Burns Cottage was built by the poet’s father William in 1757. Today it is the most recognisable thatched roof in Scotland.
The Friends of Robert Burns Birthplace Museum aim to support the museum and its staff in every way possible, principally by fundraising for projects. So far this year, they have donated £17,500 for the Burns Cottage renovations currently underway.
There’s lots going on with Friends of RBBM. Last year we achieved our first mission: 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.
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. 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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