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 The Burns House Museum is situated in the centre of Mauchline amidst period buildings and cobbled streets. It houses displays of his life in Mauchline and readings of poems...

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 Mauchline where 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, as well as an original Kilmarnock Edition.

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 Boxware. 

The museum contains a period room in which the poet Robert Burns began his married life, a display of Burns memorabilia and gives information on Burns life in Mauchline (1784-1788).

The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10.30-1700 and 14.00-17.00 on Sunday’s; it is closed on Monday’s.

Address Details

  • Castle Street, Mauchline, ‎
  • KA5 5BZ

Nearby Castles

  • Mauchline Castle

    Mauchline Castle, was built in the 1400s as a monastic residence for Melrose Abbey. Robert Burns is believed to have married Jean Armour in the castles dining room.

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Modification Date Monday, 04 June 2012