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Bard's Birthday Celebrations Bigger and Better than Ever

The event is aimed at both school children and tourists and aims to celebrate the life of Robert Burns. Three weeks of workshops are available to school children and involves taking tours around the museum and participating in workshops on the theme of To A Mouse, penned by Burns whilst living and working in Mauchline.

The four star museum was the home of Robert Burns and Jean Armour after their marriage in 1788. It is here he spent the most important and productive years of his life.

Saturday 27th January will also involve a Poetry in Motion event, whereby free travel will be in place from Kilmarnock and Alloway to take people to the museum accompanied by a Burns figure reciting poetry on the way. Pick ups are as follows:

Elmbank Avenue: Kilmarnock (outside the Dick Institute) Departing: 10.30am, 1.30pm, Arriving back: 1.30pm, 4pm

Burns Centre: Alloway (outside the Visitor Centre) Departing: 11.45am, 2.45pm, Arriving back: 2.45pm, 5.15pm

Acclaimed Scottish author William McIlvanney will also be at the Burns House Museum reciting his work along with that of Robert Burns.  Sessions will take place at 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm.  Places are free but limited so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. 

For information or to book a place at one of  the readings or a seat on the bus please telephone the box office on 01563 554900

The event is managed by East Ayrshire Council’s Arts and Museums Service and funded by East Ayrshire Council, Community Regeneration Fund and European Regional Development Fund.