Writers' Museum

Writers' Museum
Lady Stair's Close, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PA
  • Telephone 0131 529 4901
  • Seasonal times 1 Sep–31 Jul: Mon–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun noon–5pm; 1–31 Aug, daily noon–5pm)
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  • Website www.edinburgh.gov.uk/museums
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Just off the Royal Mile in a courtyard paved with inscriptions from some of Scotland’s literary greats, the museum is dedicated to three of Scotland’s finest writers – Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott – and includes a rich collection of manuscripts, first editions and portraits, as well as artefacts such as Burns' writing desk, Scott's childhood rocking horse and Stevenson's fishing rod.

Events at this venue

There are 2 events at this location

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Book Lovers' Tour

Allan Foster A guided walking tour visiting the sites and haunts of Edinburgh’s literary legends: Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, JM Barrie, Alexander McCall Smith, Ian Rankin, JK Rowling and others, in the company of Allan Foster, author of Book Lovers' Edinburgh: A…

Wed 23 Aug

Departure Point

£12 (£11) / 0131 529 4901

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 24 Aug

Departure Point

£12 (£11) / 0131 529 4901

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 25 Aug

Departure Point

£12 (£11) / 0131 529 4901

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 27 Aug

Juliana Capes: Earthly Bodies 

Earthly Bodies is a street based artwork, exhibition and tour that charts the significance of the city’s chewing gum constellations. It casts the artist in the role of ‘Pavement Astronomer/Astrologer’, charting and analysing the results created by these constellations. Beginning from an activity of looking for meaning in…

Wed 23 Aug

Free / 0131 529 4901

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Aug

Free / 0131 529 4901

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Aug

Free / 0131 529 4901

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 27 Aug

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