Burns's Birthday in Mauchline

Date Occurs 27/01/2018 - 28/01/2018
Time 12 noon - 4pm
Age range
Admission FREE

A two day programme of free events for the whole family! With storytelling, visual arts, kirkyard tours, poetry, music and much more!

Burns’s Birthday in Mauchline welcomes residents of Ayrshire, and visitors to the region to embrace all aspects of traditional and contemporary arts, involving them in a celebration of Burns, with particular reference to Mauchline.

The museum is situated in the cobbled back streets of Mauchline where Burns lived and worked between 1784 and 1788. This was the time that he established himself as a poet, leading to the publication of the famous "Kilmarnock Edition”.

Burns and Jean Armour spent some time living in the building that is now the museum and it features a recreation of the room they lodged in. Full of rare collections, original objects and documents relating to Burns’ time, the museum also brings the Burns story up to date.

Find out more about life in Mauchline in the 18th Century, by examining the artifacts and illustrations of the poet's friends and patrons. Discover the many vivid characters around the town that Burns knew, like Holy Willie, who featured in Burns’ poetry and is now buried in the graveyard opposite the museum.

Burns's Birthday in Mauchline is part of Scotland's Winter Festival programme of events.




Image © Timorous Beasties for East Ayrshire Council 2009



Venue Information

  • Burns House Museum and Library
  • Castle Street
  • Mauchline
  • East Ayrshire
  • KA5 5BZ
  • Tel: 01290 550045
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Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10.30am-1.40pm & 2pm-6pm
Wednesday: 10.30am-1.40pm & 2pm-6pm
Thursday: 1.30pm-4pm & 5pm-8pm
Friday: 10.30am-4pm
Saturday: 10.30am-4pm
Wheelchair access No
Disabled toilet facilities No
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