Writers' Museum

Writers' Museum
Lady Stair's House
Lady Stair's Close
Lawnmarket
Edinburgh
Lothian
EH1 2PA
Scotland

Website

www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/Venues/The-Writers--Museum.aspx

Telephone

0131 529 4901

Fax

0131 220 5057

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00
In August Sun 12.00-17.00

Closed: Sundays Setember to July

Admission charges

Free entry

Collection details

Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Social History

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