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.

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Muriel Spark – A Centenary Celebration

A display of printed items and artworks associated with Muriel Spark, to mark her 100th birthday.

Fri 2 Feb 2018

Free / 0131 529 4901

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 3 Feb 2018

Free / 0131 529 4901

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 4 Feb 2018

Free / 0131 529 4901

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 126 more dates until 10 Jun 2018

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