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The John Buchan Story

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What to do on a wet afternoon

Excellent museum run by volunteers, packed with information and well worth a visit. learned much... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
stuart n
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
Story of an amazing and prolific writer

Had been before but it was closed so glad to visit this mini museum at last. Most people only think... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Simon R
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This museum celebrates the life and works of John Buchan, author of 'The 39 Steps.'
The Chambers Institution, High Street, Peebles EH45 8AG, Scotland
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Excellent museum run by volunteers, packed with information and well worth a visit. learned much more about John Buchan and his amazing and varied life.

Thank stuart n
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Had been before but it was closed so glad to visit this mini museum at last. Most people only think of the 39 Steps but what a prolific writer and interesting man. Governor General of Canada no less. Audio Visual show was good and even...More

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is basically two rooms with memorabilia of John Buchan's life. Worth a visit but doesn't take long

Thank Shena Y
Reviewed 1 July 2017

A very well-organised exhibition, which told us a lot about John Buchan which we didn't know, despite having read many of his books.

1  Thank Conni103
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The museum is very well placed in the town of Peebles, Scotland. Easy to locate and a very well laid out museum with family history of the famous author " John Buchan" ( The 39 Steps) aka Lord Tweedsmuir when he was Governor General of...More

Thank Liilgal78
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I've been a fan of Buchan's work for some time, so I was keen to visit the museum. Others in the group weren't necessarily enthusiasts but also found it interesting. The children, aged 10 and 13, were not so taken with it. It's a small...More

Thank ian116
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This is a fairly small venue, that's only opened a few years ago, but provides a wealth of information about the writer, and his many travels. Cost £2 for adults, but we got a 2for 1 offer because we were staying at Peebles Hydro. There...More

Thank Scott1949
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We had no idea John Buchan was such a prolific writer until we visited this museum. The story of John Buchan's life is well laid out and informative. One of the best museum exhibitions we've ever been to.

Thank amimon
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Centrally located in the main street, very well kept & presented just right,very interesting for anyone who loves/is nostalgic about the 39 steps book or films.very reasonable entrance price at £2

2  Thank john s
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Considering the relatively small space this museum has a great deal to read and see. We were very pleased to see how many actual items directly connected with Buchan are displayed. We were aware of John Buchan but learned that he lead an incredible life...More

1  Thank WillfromAyton
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