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“Inspiring small museum of 3 great Scottish writers”
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Writers' Museum
Ranked #78 of 449 things to do in Edinburgh
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Owner description: The Writers' Museum in the 17th century Lady Stair's House, is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, particularly Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. The rich collection of manuscripts, first editions and portraits is complemented by a series of personal exhibits that include Burns' writing desk and the Ballantyne Press on which Scott's Waverley novels were originally published.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's free. It's small. It's quiet. Very interesting histories of Robert Burns, Robert Lewis Stevenson, and Sir Walter Scott. Great visit for readers and writers (everyone, I hope!). I picked up Kidnapped, which is a rollicking tale and an easy read on the flight home.

Thank Bill J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

VERY small museum located in a grand old house off the Royal Mile. It's very picturesque inside, and has a few floors of museum exhibits dedicated to different authors and poets like Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson.

If you're a bookworm or history nerd, this is an absolute must-see. If you're just generally a human with half an hour on your hands, especially if you're on the Royal Mile anyway, it's also a must-see.

It's free, easily seen in an hour or less, and has cool interiors and windy staircases alongside really great history.

Thank emmydavidson
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Writers’ Museum is housed in Lady Stair’s House off the Lawnmarket on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. It showcases three of the foremost Scottish writers in Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. The building was erected in 1622, so you can imagine that access is somewhat restricted. However, if you are able, this small museum is another of the Edinburgh "must see" little gems. The museum houses artefacts such as portraits, rare books, Burns' writing desk, a printing press used to produce Scott's Waverley novels & Stevenson's riding boots, to name but a few. Oh, and like the majority of cultural experiences in Edinburgh, this is also free to visit, but please make a donation to assist with upkeep.

Thank Y4726SQdavidv
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Writers Museum is a small museum located of the Royal Mile. The museum is a tribute to Scotland's three most famous writers and located in a fantastic close. Jolly Chriss.

Thank LUCKY J
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice visit to the Writers Museum. It’s a very small museum in a sort of tower with many stairs showing mainly items from Sir Walter Scott, Stevensons and Robert Burns lives.
There’s a nice store on the ground floor.

Thank Sonja S
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