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About The Writers Museum

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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

Muriel Spark:  A Centenary Celebration

Muriel Spark: A Centenary Celebration

2nd February 2018 - 30th June 2018
This Exhibition at The Writers' Museum marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of Edinburgh's most famous daughters, Muriel Spark.
Fantastic Creatures

Fantastic Creatures

24th February 2018
Come along to this paper-craft workshop at the Writers' Museum and construct a fantastic collage of your favourite mythical creatures.
The Secret Room @ The Writers’ Museum

The Secret Room @ The Writers’ Museum

14th May 2018 - 17th May 2018
Edinburgh International Magic Festival: Unlock the doors of the Writers’ Museum using magic and illusion.

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