Winter visiting times - Sat afternoons 2.30-4.30 pm - pop in as you're passing -
just ring the bell

(Our photo of the town centre hoarding has five clickable hotspots leading to relevant pages.)

Admission free (October:

28 Eglinton St., Irvine, KA12 8AS

Town centre hoardings

Virtual visit

Harbourside Heritage

News and future events

« Burns as he appears in Irvine town centre today!

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News & events
School visits about to start - For schools downloads go to schools page

Irvine Music Club - spring 2015
- easy to remember dates - middle Wed of each month:
Wednesday 18th February
After their success at The Wits Dinner in November 2014, we are pleased to welcome to the Music Club JOCELYN NELSON (Skaaning), KERRY ADAM and accompanist performing songs from The Shows.
POSTPONED due to death (and funeral on 18th) of Past President Robin Whyte,
whose energy and imagination have ensured many sparkling Music Club evenings at 'Wellwood'.
Wednesday 18th March
KILWINNING ORCHESTRAL FLUTES The ensemble comes highly recommended and plays a wide range of music, so something for everyone.
Wednesday 15th April
CHERYL FORBES (Cree), Mezzo Soprano, and GORDON CREE (what can't he do?) bring our season to a climax, with perhaps a guest artiste for good measure.

Good Morning Scotland programme - January 2013 but still of interest

Website 2014 items

The 2014 newsletter (click to read), John Kelso Hunter , Capt. Gray , Burns in Edinburgh , Past Pres. James Miller 1964

The revised Town Centre Walking Tour

The amazing story of the 'Planter' - a gallantly defended sea attack, its links with Irvine, and a mystery

Transcription of notes about the history of Irvine harbour, compiled by ex-Provost John Paterson in the 1880s,
on our project site for Irvine Harbourside

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The Burns statue, donated by John Spiers in 1896, sculpted by James Pittendrigh Macgillivray, and (if you mouse over) a photo of a wreath-laying ceremony on the January Sunday nearest the Bard's birthday.

See our On-line Support Desk for:

* Masterclass DVD set on Scots music, poetry, songs and language
* "Honorary Members", vol.s 1 and 2
* Booklet on the sculpture of Burns and Wallace"
* Life Membership of Irvine Burns Club
* and several other items

President Rev Robert Travers and Vice-Pres. J Derek Murdoch, 2014


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Wreath-laying a year or two ago, in 2012

"The A-list Burns Club" ('Scottish Daily Mail' - November 24th, 2009)

In 1781 Robert Burns worked in Irvine. In Irvine Captain Richard Brown encouraged Burns to publish his verse. The published poet was born! The late Sandy Macara was of the opinion that "Irvine is also where Burns caught the rheumatic fever that caused his death"!
In 1826, two friends of Robert Burns, with ten others, founded Irvine Burns Club, which, in 1962, opened the Irvine Burns & Burgh Museum, at 'Wellwood', in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland - open four times weekly from April to September, and weekly on Saturdays during the winter.