The Writers' Museum

The Writers' Museum
Lady Stair's Close, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PA
  • Telephone 0131 529 4901
  • Opening times 10am–5pm.
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  • Website www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/venue/…
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The Writers' Museum

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. This free museum is easy to locate just off the Lawnmarket, in Lady Stair’s Close and very popular among tourists. With a wide range of stories and objects this museum has something for everyone to enjoy, whether young or old, local resident or visitor. You don’t need to have read these writers’ works to enjoy the fascinating life stories told in the Writers’ Museum.

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Book Lovers' Tour

A guided walking tour visiting the sites and haunts of Edinburgh's literary legends: Robert Burns, Walter Scott, RL Stevenson, Conan Doyle, JK Rowling, McCall Smith and others, with Allan Foster, author of Book Lovers' Edinburgh. Visit the birthplace of Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson and Long John Silver. 'Gives you a sense…

Wed 17 Aug

Departure Point

£20 (£19) / 0131 529 4901

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 18 Aug

Departure Point

£20 (£19) / 0131 529 4901

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 19 Aug

Departure Point

£20 (£19) / 0131 529 4901

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 28 Aug