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Writers' Museum

The Writers' Museum occupies historic Lady Stair's House, built in 1622 by an Edinburgh Burgess Merchant. The building was gifted to the City in 1907. The Museum celebrates the lives of three giants of Scottish literature – Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott. Their stories are told through personal objects, portraits, manuscripts and first editions. Highlights of the museum are the printing press on which Scott's Waverley Novels were printed, portraits of Burns, and memorabilia belonging to Stevenson.

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Writers' Museum is managed by City of Edinburgh Council

City of Edinburgh Council is an Art UK Founder Partner

Writers' Museum

Lady Stair's Close, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PA Scotland

0131 5294901

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