Irvine Burns Club, established in 1826, celebrates the importance of Robert Burns' time spent in Irvine in 1781, proudly displays many unique exhibits in the Wellwood Museum, and provides much background information of possible use to researchers. 

28 Eglinton Street, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA12 8AS

Opening Hours:

Closed during Covid-19 pandemic until 2022
Usual Apr-Sept openings: Wed, Fri, & Sat - 2-5pm
Usual Oct-Mar openings: Sat - 2-5pm
Groups by appointment
Visitor numbers are limited - Book your free tour here (once we're open!)
and/or visit

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Latest news - a new-look website

More images . . more resources . . easier to explore . . 

Back in 1999, Irvine Burns Club was one of the first Burns Clubs in Scotland to have an online presence - this brought memorable contributions to Annual Celebrations; in 2003, Chinese Channel Europe filmed the Annual Celebration for a food programme broadcast across Europe later that year, in 2008, Talisker  provided sponsorship in the form of very quaffable aqua vitae, and, in 2009, Cerys Matthews (a founding member of Catatonia) contributed to the entertainment. We hope the new-look website prompts even more online visitors to enjoy what is on offer.

The new site has more images and more resources, in more readily accessible formats, along with all the information gathered over two decades - look out for several new features (and expect further items in coming months).

Each page footer has a link back to the top of the page for those who wish to stay longer on any page.

Credits: Website redesign by Ian J Dickson (President 1996), with thanks to many directors, members and friends, including Jim Butler (Pres. 1993), Iain Doole (Pres. 2009), Margaret Greenlees (Vice-Pres. 2020-21), Robert Haswell (Pres. 1999), Derek Murdoch (Pres. 2016), Rosemary Murdoch (Pres., Irvine Lasses Burns Club 2019-21), Anne & Richard Foley, Charlie Gilmour, and Michel Monsigny.

2022 events and openings

The Annual Celebration is now scheduled for Friday 1st April
however, Wellwood openings are not yet possible 

Annual Celebration tickets can be ordered and paid for online using Paypal - click here

  • Wellwood Burns Centre & Museum
  • 28 Eglinton Street,
  • Irvine, Ayrshire, KA12 8AS

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