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 3 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…

Fri 4 Aug

Departure Point

£12 (£11) / 0131 529 4901

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 5 Aug

Departure Point

£12 (£11) / 0131 529 4901

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 6 Aug

Departure Point

£12 (£11) / 0131 529 4901

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 27 Aug

Mortimer Sparks and the Sands of Imaginaria

Brymore Productions Discover the power of your imagination with the world's bravest explorer, Mortimer Sparks, in this interactive adventure for children. Join Mortimer as he ventures into the mystical island of Imaginaria, home to magical shapeshifting sand and a civilisation that has mysteriously disappeared. Gasp…

Thu 10 Aug

Foyer

Free / 0131 529 4901

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Secret Room

The untold stories of Riddle’s Court, The Writers’ Museum and Lauriston Castle are brought to life with magic-filled tours. Discover the clandestine corridors and secret chambers of Edinburgh’s historic buildings as magicians animate their dark past and unsolved mysteries. Suitable for ages 10+.

Mon 3 Jul

£18 (£16; Children £12) / 0131 529 4901

Part of Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

  • 17:30
  • 19:30

Tue 4 Jul

£18 (£16; Children £12) / 0131 529 4901

Part of Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

  • 17:30
  • 19:30

Wed 5 Jul

£18 (£16; Children £12) / 0131 529 4901

Part of Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

  • 17:30
  • 19:30

Thu 6 Jul

£18 (£16; Children £12) / 0131 529 4901

Part of Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

  • 17:30
  • 19:30

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