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Writers' Museum, Edinburgh

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  • August 16, 2017
    OK, this museum is not for everybody, let's assume that. I only visited it cause I'm a huge bookworm and it didn't disappoint me. I didn't even see W. Scott part cause I'm not much of a fan. During my...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We found this charming place whilst exploring Edinburgh. It houses an interesting collection of books, letters and manuscripts as well as personal items by famous poets and authors such as Robert Burn...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Being abroad, I try each time to organise a visit to a local writer's society or association, because it is always a pleasure to meet some 'just like you'-minded people. We present our books to each o...  more »
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  • Are you a book lover? Are just interested in seeing what really Scottish culture is? Do you just wanna entry for free in a museum? Then The Writer's Museum is the right place to be. They have the three main Scottish writers there and they explain you briefly how they used to live. It's a small but really interesting house. If you have any chance, go there.
  • Cool, small museum which focuses on the lives of several Scottish writers: Robert Burns, Water Scott, and Robert Louis Stevenson. The items displayed are small, intimate pieces from their lives (journals, a pipe, that sort of thing) and the personal nature of these items is really neat.
  • Small but free. Worth the visit as it neatly covers important Scottish writters like Burns Stephenson. Also had a small shop with themed items.
  • A small museum packed with a plethora of fascinating information. A must see for anyone who is interested in arts and literature.
  • Very neat house, but one has to have specific interest in literature and in the writers in order to appreciate the museum.

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