Writers' Museum


The Writers' Museum, situated in the heart of the Old Town of Edinburgh is devoted to the lives and works of Scottish writers, particularly Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. On display are items such as Burns' Writing Desk, Scott's chessboard and Stevenson's fishing rod. Also temporary exhibitions on other writers and literary themes. Outside the museum is Makars' Court, a literary memorial commemorating Scottish writers from the 14th century to the 20th century.

Contact Information

Lady Stair's House, Lady Stair's Close
  0131 5294901
  Visit the Writers' Museum website

Useful Information

Disabled access : Not suitable for wheelchairs
Opening Times : Monday to Saturday 10-5; Sundays during Edinburgh Festival only 12-5.
Last Admission : Last admissions: 4.45pm.
Admission Prices : Admission is free

Location Information