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History and artifacts from three authors with Edinburgh ties - Robert Burns, Robert Louis... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
Low key attraction perfect for book lovers

We found this museum almost by accident, tucked away as it is off the main avenues. The displays... read more

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The Writers' Museum in the 17th century Lady Stair's House, is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, particularly Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. The rich collection of manuscripts, first...more
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Lady Stairs House Lady Stair's Close Lawnmarket | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PA, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

History and artifacts from three authors with Edinburgh ties - Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott. Hosted in a very old house - one floor for each author. Very well presented. 45-60 minutes will be a good amount of time to allocate to...More

Thank notme2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this museum almost by accident, tucked away as it is off the main avenues. The displays featured Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott. As with most museums in the UK there was no admission fee (donations encouraged) and this was...More

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's free. It's small. It's quiet. Very interesting histories of Robert Burns, Robert Lewis Stevenson, and Sir Walter Scott. Great visit for readers and writers (everyone, I hope!). I picked up Kidnapped, which is a rollicking tale and an easy read on the flight home.

Thank Bill J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

VERY small museum located in a grand old house off the Royal Mile. It's very picturesque inside, and has a few floors of museum exhibits dedicated to different authors and poets like Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson. If you're a bookworm or history nerd,...More

Thank emmydavidson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Writers’ Museum is housed in Lady Stair’s House off the Lawnmarket on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. It showcases three of the foremost Scottish writers in Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. The building was erected in 1622, so you can...More

Thank Y4726SQdavidv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Writers Museum is a small museum located of the Royal Mile. The museum is a tribute to Scotland's three most famous writers and located in a fantastic close. Jolly Chriss.

Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice visit to the Writers Museum. It’s a very small museum in a sort of tower with many stairs showing mainly items from Sir Walter Scott, Stevensons and Robert Burns lives. There’s a nice store on the ground floor.

Thank Sonja S
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We loved our visit here; it's a quaint little building with lots of info on three of Scotland's famous writers: Burns, Stevenson & Scott. Entry is free which is wonderful The building itself is charming, with sections allocated to each writer. There are also items...More

2  Thank doreen32016
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Literally tucked away, you approach it down narrow passages from the Royal Mile, housed in the 17th century Lady Stairs House, a striking tenement that is taller than it is wide! Up the stairs the museum has an intimate feel, with lots of alcoves, stairways,...More

Thank deniscroissant
Reviewed 13 April 2018

In order to get a sense of the depth of Edinburgh's literary history a visit to the Writers' Museum is a must. It is located off the Royal Mile on Lady Stair's Close. Celebrating the lives of three giants of Scottish Literature – Robert Burns,...More

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Benjamin B
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Response from Jan H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, meant to say the museum has a section with a nice display on Robert Louis Stevenson.
30 April 2017|
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No I don't, sorry.
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