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
(on right: the 5,000th school visitor, Rachel, on Jan 31st, 2014, receives a souvenir from President Rev. Robert Travers)

The Annual Celebration order form and 2014 newsletter will soon be on their way to members
(if you don't receive yours by Christmas, please email us)

School visit bookings (for Jan. 2015) are now being taken.

(The 2013 newsletter is still available)

For schools downloads go to schools page

Special request from Rev Urquhart & Fr Boyd - a link to their third film (premiered Dec. 2013) - watch! and Celebrate Community

Good Morning Scotland programme - January 2013 but still of interest

Website recent items

more Wikipedia pages , 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.