Join us for special tour which will have a BSL interpreter present. Please meet in museum reception. Tour will last one hour 30 minutes.

This magical Museum celebrates the lives of three giants of Scottish Literature – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. Home to portraits, rare books and personal objects including Burns’ writing desk, the printing press on which Scott’s Waverley Novels were first produced, and the rocking horse he used as a child. We have Robert Louis Stevenson’s riding boots and the ring given to him by a Samoan chief, engraved with the name ‘Tusitala’, meaning ‘teller of tales’. There is also a plaster cast of Robert Burns' skull, one of only three ever made.

Free, but booking is essential, to book click on the Book Now button or visit or phone The Writers’ Museum reception on 0131 529 4901.

This museum has a series of stairs with no lift access.

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