New £21m Robert Burns Birthplace Museum opens

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A new £21m museum dedicated to Scotland's national bard is set to open its doors to the public.

The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (RBBM) in Alloway, Ayrshire, aims to attract visitors from across the world.

The project, which has taken six year to complete, will feature more than 5,000 artefacts, including original manuscripts, written by the poet.

The official opening of the museum is due to take place on Burns Night on 25 January.

In addition to never before seen Burns' memorabilia, the facility will also feature newly-commissioned works from leading Scottish artists including Kenny Hunter, Timorous Beasties and Sue Blackwell....

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