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Burns Centre & Museum opening hours:
Apr 12 - Sept 30: Wed, Fri, Sat: 2.00-5.00 Except Fri June 2nd
Admission free (just ring the bell) ::: (Oct-Mar: Sat.)
'Wellwood', 28 Eglinton St., Irvine, KA12 8AS ::: Virtual visit :::
Buses through Irvine stop at the door and on the opposite side of the street.
Parking: either on East Road (behind SNP office), at pedestrian alley onto Eglinton Street,
or immediately after start of Quarry Road, on right hand side next to bowling green.
The 2016/17 series ended in terrific style on 19th April with Gordon Cree and Walter Blair. Look forward to the 2017/18 series opening on 27th September.
7.30 pm - tickets £10 at the door
In Irvine, Capt. Richard Brown encouraged Robert Burns to publish his work, and bookseller William Templeton welcomed him in his shop, and, in this chair, in the back shop. Burns found Irvine a 'wonderfully educative place' (Carswell).
Our support page offers postcards, subscriptions and Annual Celebration tickets
John Brown, with his Past President medal, and Bill Cowan, in front of the murals in our upper room, the Clement Wilson Room, where you will also find samples of our 300+ Honorary Letters and display cases of exhibits.
Recent website items include:
The Masterclasses page with experts on Burns' music, song, verse and language :::
'Burns and Irvine' by Rev Henry Ranken ::: William Templeton's bookshop and chair ::: extra information on our 1834 & 1846 President Capt Charles Gray.
We were described as "The A-list Burns Club" in the 'Scottish Daily Mail' on Nov. 24th, 2009)
Scotland's oldest and largest online store,
for any item in tartan or tweed
(IBC members please see note on our 'support' page)
kilts and kilt accessories. Thousands of tartans. Free worldwide
The 2003 Annual Celebration as seen through the eyes of Chinese Channel Europe, who came north to film our event, and Ian Duncan, butcher, as a result of our presence on the web.