Writers’ Museum

Combined with the adjacent Makars Court, the Writers Museum is a rich celebration of Scottish literature. Where the court is dotted with quotations of literary greats, the Museum explores in incredible detail three of the nation’s most prominent figures. The lives of Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns, and Robert Louis Stevenson are explored in staggering depth, with personal artefacts and exceedingly rare books exhibited for visitors to peruse.

The museum provides a perfect balance of narrative detail and spectacular curios, ensuring visitors come away both excited and enriched. Items on display include the first draft of Burns’ Scots wha hae and the writing desk he wrote upon, first edition copies of Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses, inkwells and a printing press used to craft Scott’s masterpieces, as well as an amazing number of portraits and letters. Whether or not you have read these authors, the Writers Museum provides an excellent and entertaining learning experience.

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