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The Writers' Museum
The Writers' Museum

The Writers' Museum

Celebrating the lives of three great Scottish writers  Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.

The rich collection of portraits, manuscripts and personal exhibits include Burns' writing desk, Scott's chessboard, dining table, and the printed press on which his Waverley novels were produced. The Stevenson collection is the most significant in the United Kingdom. Other prominent Scottish writers, including contemporary authors, are featured in the museum's programme of temporary exhibitions.The courtyard immediately outside The Writers' Museum has been designated as Makars' Court. Here you can find inscriptions commemorating many famous Scottish writers, from the 14th century to the present.

Contact and Information

Lady Stair's Close
Edinburgh
EH1 2PA
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The Writers' Museum is open seven days a week, 10am to 5pm. 

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