How to get toRobert Burns Birthplace Museumcar-free

Visit Robert Burns Birthplace Museum car-free

From near Ayr station, regular bus 361 or bus 58 take about ten minutes to reach Doonholm Road, for a short walk to the cottage where Burns was born. There are other buses from Ayr that stop slightly further away.

The main museum is a short walk from the cottage, partly along the Poet’s Path, illustrated with images from Burns’ poems.

Bus 361 leaves Ayr from Smith Street bus stop in Burns Statue Square, two-minutes’ walk from the railway station. There are frequent trains to Ayr from Glasgow Central (about 1 hour). When you travel by train, an Ayr PlusBus ticket gives you unlimited travel around the town by bus.

There are also direct buses to Ayr from Glasgow’s Buchanan bus station, including bus X77 (also about 1 hour), which stops at nearby Murdoch’s Lane in the early morning.

Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains.

About Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

The pretty village where Robert Burns was born attracts poetic pilgrims from around the world: as well as the little thatched cottage he lived in, there’s a spectacular museum dedicated to his life and work, an old church, the arched Brig o’Doon and memorial gardens with a neoclassical monument.

For more ideas in the area, see our car-free guide to Ayr.

For any queries about visiting contact Robert Burns Birthplace Museum on 01292 443700 or

Address: Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Murdoch's Lone, 16 Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PY. Visit Website