John Muir's Birthplace

John Muir's Birthplace
126 High Street
East Lothian
EH42 1JJ




01368 865899

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Exterior of John Muir's Birthplace

2014 is the centenary of the death of this world figure, who continues to inspire. The birthplace of the pioneering conservationist is now a stunning interpretative centre. Discover Muir’s story, told in chronological order, over three interactive levels. Join us for exciting events and exhibitions as part of the 2014 Year of Homecoming, including a week-long festival in April.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Environmental or ecological centre

Opening hours

Monday–Saturday, 10am–5pm; Sunday, 1pm–5pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday from 1 October to 31 March.

Admission charges



  • Museums Association
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Wild Weekend for Wee Ones

  • 17 May 2014 1-4pm

Discover John Muir’s love of all things wild and wonderful in this event for parents and children aged 6 and under. Get up close and personal with a variety of loveable creatures such as crabs, snakes, skunks, spiders, and more! There will be a Nature Play area based on the different senses and a buggy-friendly nature trail. Imaginative play sessions will show your children the beauty of nature - and transform them into wild animals themselves through games, songs, and storytelling! On display will be highlights from the Museum’s collection showing nature and wildlife from the local area, and there will be hands-on activities from the Ranger Service (with more live animals!). You can also take home our ‘Wild Weekend’ certificates. Fill in details of something wild you've seen and bring it back on your next visit to collect a sticker!


Suggested donation £2 per family/group