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A Star is Born - Robert Burns and Alloway

The exhibition, ‘A Star is Born’ explores Burns’ early life and the inspiration he drew from Alloway. Also shown through original artefacts is the legacy of Robert Burns in Alloway – Burns Cottage, Burns Monument and Burns Cottage Museum, and the part that Burns Monument Trust has played in this legacy.

Robert Burns was born in Alloway on 25 January 1759 in a simple cottage built by his father. Burns spent the first 18 years of his life in the parish of Alloway, with the first seven of these in his birthplace cottage.