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

Juliana Capes: Earthly Bodies

Juliana Capes: Earthly Bodies

09 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
A street based artwork, exhibition and tour that charts the significance of the city’s chewing gum constellations.
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!
The Writers’ Museum: RLS - Maker

The Writers’ Museum: RLS - Maker

11 November 2017
The Writers’ Museum: RLS – Makar, compiled and written by Michael Daviot, looks at Robert Louis Stevenson the poet.
Dreams and Duality: new perspectives on the lives of Louis and Fanny

Dreams and Duality: new perspectives on the lives of Louis and Fanny

12 November 2017
Jane Bonnyman and Sian Mackay join forces to present a selection of poetry and prose on the lives of Louis and Fanny.
Spooky Stories

Spooky Stories

19 November 2017
Come and hear a spooky storytelling session from City of Edinburgh Tours to complement the Ghostly Tales Competition!
Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories

01 December 2017
Join Annie Taylor to transform the pages of a little book to tell your own Christmas story in this workshop.
Write @ The Writers’

Write @ The Writers’

02 December 2017
Join our free creative writing workshop for adults with award-winning novelist and short story writer Regi Claire!
Youdunnit: Crime Creative Writing with Regi

Youdunnit: Crime Creative Writing with Regi

03 December 2017
Come along and learn how to start your story, inspired by award-winning novelist and short story writer Regi Claire.
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.