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“wash house”(6 reviews)
“peter pan”(34 reviews)
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J M Barrie, author, playwright and creator of the much loved character Peter Pan, was born in this house on 9 May 1860. It was here that he spent his early years, growing up immersed in the traditions of the small weaving community, and finding...more
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9 Brechin Road, Kirriemuir DD8 4BX, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting place to visit, which gave us a deeper impression of Peter Pan's author. Helpful docent from National Trust. But mind your head in the LOW doorways.

Thank Christine J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited here with grown up family recently. We had visited years ago but there has definitely been an upgrade on the information and layout so worth visiting again. We were greeted by a very jolly lady from the National Trust for Scotland - really enthusiastic....More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting. Plenty to read if one had the time. Don't miss the statue of Peter Pan in the grounds. There is another in the town.

Thank Sah52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dear NTS, after our visit to the birthplace of JM Barrie, you lost a renewal from my daughter, and you failed to get my other daughter to join. You caused such bad feeling, in our group, that we didn't want to stay, so I hope...More

Thank DavidC856
Cameron H, Manager at JM Barrie's Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It is a great shame that your visit was spoiled by this incident and I'll be working with the staff there to improve the ‘welcome’. I’ll also be reorganising the entrance area to allow some lockers where bags can be secured by visitors for the...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Decided as it was s nice day, to take s trip out to this quaint iconic place. I was s lovely place and a fitting tribute to a man of whom the village is justifiably proud. What a shame though that it was spoiled by...More

Thank lam6359
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Simple little cottage that gives some history of JM Barrie. Worth a visit if you’re in the area. I’m a NTS member so didn’t get the hard sell from the receptionist (referred to in other reviews), although a couple were signing up when we arrived...More

1  Thank M J
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This small cottage has a wealth of material about the life and works of JM Barrie. Until visiting here I was unaware of how extensive his literary contribution was. Moreover, I knew little about his life in Scotland and London. There are panels with information...More

Thank jon0269
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We were late the first time so we returned the next day. I was a bit skeptical about all the hype since I wasn't a fan of Peter Pan in my youth. I was pleasantly surprised to learn of the popularity of the story as...More

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We were greeted well by the lady in the shop who then proceeded to aggressively sign us all up to National Trust and did the same to everyone that entered after us; being very rude to one poor lady who refused. The house itself was...More

Thank amelia80
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The birthplace was interesting however we had to wait 15minutes before we could start. We (Australian dad, mum and 11yr old son) were 3 of 5 people attempting to enter, the other 2 being a couple of Canadian ladies (mother and daughter) however we all...More

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