The Writers Museum

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Lawnmarket Lady Stair's Close , Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2PA
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Opening Hours

Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
The Writers Museum
About The Writers Museum

The Writers’ Museum celebrates the lives of three great Scottish writers – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Visitors can see portraits, rare books and personal objects including Burns’ writing desk, the printing press on which Scott’s Waverley Novels were first produced, and Scott’s own dining table and rocking horse. We have Robert Louis Stevenson’s riding boots and the ring given to him by a Samoan chief, engraved with the name ‘Tusitala’, meaning ‘teller of tales’. There is also a plaster cast of Robert Burns' skull, one of only three ever made. Even if you’re not a bookworm, it’s well worth a visit.

Upcoming Events

Fantastic Creatures

Fantastic Creatures

24 February 2018
Come along to this paper-craft workshop at the Writers' Museum and construct a fantastic collage of your favourite mythical creatures.