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Last Saturday, the Manuscripts Division took a trip to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum to see what it was all about!

Main entrance to the Museum

We then enjoyed a fantastic lunch in the cafe. They have a large selection of both hot and cold meals and the prices are reasonable. I was told I should try the Haggis and whiskey sauce, but never got a chance to.(Insert sad face here) So, if you visit, please let me know how it was!

 

The Cafe

 
We then had some free time to look around the museum store, which has a bit of an obsession with mice! If you know anything about Burns, you’ll know why!
 
The group then had a behind-the-scenes tour of the storage, and the permanent exhibit area by the Curator. There are a few teething issues that need to be worked out, such as positioning of lighting etc. It is a very interactive exhibit with a lot of things for the kids (and big kids!) to do. One of my favourite things was the Burns JukeBox, you could stand there all day and listen to the music!
 

The Burns Jukebox!

 
 
It was a great experience overall, but I’m not sure if it would be worth the admission fee.
 
Admission
NTS member Free
Adult £8
Child/OAP/Group £5.25
Family  (2 adults) £20
Family (1 adult) £16


 

 

 
 

 

If you take a visit, let me know what you thought of it!

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