Contact Us

Kay Park
East Ayrshire
01563 553654

Opening Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-4pm
Saturday: Closed

Burns Monument Centre

The Burns Monument Centre is a unique venue for archive, local and family history services, educational and cultural events, conferences and weddings. Our vast collections and staff expertise make the Centre an essential destination for anyone with an interest in East Ayrshire’s heritage. Individuals, groups, and organisations are welcome to visit the Local History Service at the Centre during opening hours. To make an appointment please call the Local History desk on 01563 553654.


The Burns Monument Centre (Local History) opening hours are currently


Monday – 9 - 5pm

Tuesday – 9 – 5pm

Wednesday – 9 - 5pm

Thursday – 9 – 5pm

Friday – 9 – 4pm

Saturday – Closed

Sunday - Closed


(Note for enquiries - BMC Local History stock is searchable on the library catalogue.)


Archives are accessible on Wednesdays, by appointment via Ayrshire Archives ( or 01292 521819)


Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages and Scotland’s People Family History Centre are also located in the Burns Monument Centre.


Events & workshops Yes
Car parking Yes
School & group visits welcome by appointment Yes