Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway.


Wheelchair Accessible Building,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilet,
Wheelchair Accessible Coffee Shop.

Official Website

Ayr Wheelchair Map


For a wheelchair-user, the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway (near Ayr) is a very special place indeed.

The actual museum is housed in a very recently purpose-built building (Burns Cottage itself, was built a good few years before wheelchair accessibility was even a thing).

Accessible parking and a level drop-off point, are located very close to the main entrance of the museum building (where there is a special , electrically-contolled door just for wheelchair-users – simply push the low-level button).

There is a specially-adapted wheelchair accessible toilet on your left after the gift shop within the museum building.

There is also a fantastic little cafe at the rear of the building, which serves great food and drink. The cafe has ceiling-to-floor windows, so parents can enjoy a coffee while keeping an eye on their children playing in the childrens’ playpark to the rear of the building.

And between both the museum and Burns Cottage (a good few hundred metres – all paved, and all level), is the “Poets Path” which is lined with sculptures depicting Burns-related themes.

See the Ayr Wheelchair Map for details of other wheelchair accessible attractions, restaurants and hotels in Ayr.

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