Irvine Burns Museum

Why in Irvine?

When Robert Burns, aged 22, was working in Irvine, he met Captain Richard Brown, who recognised Robert's ability and urged him to publish his work.

Irvine, therefore, can claim to be the town where Burns first realised that he could become a published poet.

And the Museum?

The red sandstone town house, named "Wellwood", was opened in 1962 by Irvine Burns Club, which itself has a long history going back to its foundation in 1826. 

Admission is free.

So what's to see?

The audio-visual story of Burns in Irvine, unique manuscripts penned by the poet for his first publisher, and many other books, manuscripts and artefacts, including modern stained glass and a bronze sculpture depicting Burns and Wallace.

And when to visit?

April-September: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday afternoons 2:30pm-4:30pm

October-March: Saturday afternoons only

We suggest you allow a minimum of one hour.

For further information see our website: 
www.irvineburnsclub.org

or contact the irvine Burns Museum at: 
[email protected]


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