Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway

  Robert Burns, Scotland greatest ever poet was born and brought up around Ayr. The opening of the museum in 2011 has given a tremendous boost to the area, not only for the enjoyment of visitors but also for locals to help develop their knowledge of one of Sotland's best loved sons. The museum comprises the famous Burns Cottage where the poet was born, the historic landmarks where he set his greatest work, the elegant monument and gardens created in his honour and a modern museum housing the world’s most important collection of his life and works.  There's plenty of interesting things for the kids, including interactive displays and look out for this fellow. And of course, the coffee shop has wonderful scones and cakes.