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

Growing with Songs

Singer and storyteller Phyllis Davison shares songs from the past and present.

Thu 27 Apr

Free / 0131 529 4901

Part of TradFest Edinburgh.

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16 Feb 2011

A haven for tourists and the centrepoint of historic Edinburgh

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