John Muir's Birthplace

Exterior of John Muir's Birthplace
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John Muir's life and work has inspired people all over the world. Discover how the boy borm in this house became one of the driving forces behind the global conservation movement. Our absorbing hands-on interpretation centre will take you on a journey through john Muir's life as a pioneering conservationist, explorer, writer, geologist and inventor. Our friendly, well-informed staff are always on hand to help answer questions.

Venue Type:

Environmental or ecological centre, Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

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

Admission charges



  • Museums Association

Additional info

The building is fully accessible with 3 floors of family friendly interactive displays complemented by a lively exhibition and events programme and a shop offering books and gifts for all ages.

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




01368 865899

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