The Writers Museum

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Lawnmarket Lady Stair's Close , Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2PA
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Opening Hours

Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
The Writers Museum
About The Writers Museum

The Writers’ Museum celebrates the lives of three great Scottish writers – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Visitors can see portraits, rare books and personal objects including Burns’ writing desk, the printing press on which Scott’s Waverley Novels were first produced, and Scott’s own dining table and rocking horse. We have Robert Louis Stevenson’s riding boots and the ring given to him by a Samoan chief, engraved with the name ‘Tusitala’, meaning ‘teller of tales’. There is also a plaster cast of Robert Burns' skull, one of only three ever made. Even if you’re not a bookworm, it’s well worth a visit.

Upcoming Events at The Writers Museum

Young Writers

Young Writers

06 November 2017 - 15 January 2018
Come along to The Writer's Museum and see the winning entries of the Children’s Ghost Story Competition!
A Dickensian Christmas

A Dickensian Christmas

16 December 2017
Sit back in the afternoon glow to hear classic Victorian tales of terror and ghoulishness for the Festive Season.