Future Events

Our programme for 2020


Burns Supper in the Cottage

The world’s foremost Burns Supper will be held in the Cottage of our poet’s birth on his birthday, 25 January. Tickets cost £250 and event is sold out for this year.

There are only 12 tickets left for the 2021 Supper. However, we will hold one pair of tickets back for raffle. The raffle tickets cost £1 each and the Raffle will be drawn on at the end of November. Further information can be obtained at the reception desk of the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum or at the Volunteers Hub in the Foyer of the museum.


Once again we are having our Tombola at the Birthday Bash (January 25),  in the foyer of the Museum. This event, organised every year by volunteer Maureen Bryceland) will raise funds for the restoration of the cottage.

Tombola 1

Bachelors Club at Tarbolton


The Bachelors Club at Tarbolton where Robert Burns learned to Dance, founded a Debating Club and became a Freemason, has been brought back to life on the first Tuesday of each month with evenings of music, songs and tales. The evening events start at 7pm. Turning the clock back to the year 1780 when Robert Burns launched the debating club, we shall be launching a debating club with one subtle difference, it will be open for all to enjoy. If you are interested in taking part, please contact the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (01292 443700).

Summer picnic

Further information and dates to follow.

Craft activities in the cottage

During the Summer holidays (July-September) volunteers run traditional craft activities to involve families and children in workshops. These include:  Ink making, bannock making, fabric dyeing, weaving and rug making (this last activity takes place every Monday afternoon throughout the year).

Musical Friends Band

This is an event to celebrate the contributions of staff and volunteers at the Robert Burns Birthplace museum. This year it will take place on September 3. Further details to follow.

Book Club

The Burns Birthday Book Club takes place the last Tuesday of every month at 2.30pm in the Education Pavillion at Burns Cottage. The books are supplied on loan by the local library. New members are always welcomed. Tea, coffee and cafe provided. Fee: £2.

Swing sensation

This evening event will take place during the Summer. Further information to follow.