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The Writers' Museum

Lawnmarket, Edinburgh

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.

Opening Times

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday (during August only) 12pm - 5pm.

Pricing Details

Admission Free

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Visit Scotland
3 Stars

Contact

The Writers' Museum

Lady Stair's Close
Lawnmarket
Edinburgh
EH1 2PA
Phone: 0131 529 4901
Fax: 0131 220 5057
Email: museumsandgalleries@edinburgh.gov.uk
Website: http://www.edinburghmuseums.org....
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Situated in Lady Stair's House, Lady Stair's Close, off the Royal Mile.

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