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Writers' Museum, Edinburgh

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  • Features Sir Walter Scott, Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson. A separate section for each, tracing their lives with personal exhibits, portraits etc. Friendly "curators" who are genuinely interested in...  more »
  • The building is very old but became Museum recently. Has a few rooms dedicated to great writers like Stevenson and Burns. You visit in 20 minutes but there is a nice atmosphere.
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  • A real gem of a museum, tucked away off of The Royal Mile you approach down a narrow alley that opens out into a small "courtyard". On the pavement are inscriptions from famous Scottish writers.The mu...  more »
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  • This small museum has artifacts and stories from the lives of Scottish writers Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. I enjoyed seeing Scott's childhood rocking horse, Burn's sword-cane cane and Stevenson's fishing creel. I really enjoy exploring smaller museums, finding them less intimidating than the large ones.
  • Small and pretty and quite informative. It is a perfect stop to see the handwritten documents of Robert Burns.
  • Free museum in an old mansion tucked away in a square. The view out of the staircase window hasn't changed since 1750. Antiques and collections from Burns, Scott and Stevenson. And its free.
  • Probably one of the most beautiful buildings in Edinburgh. Just off the Royal Mile, it's easy to find, with a wealth of information and history to be learned
  • Interesting little museum located in a historic home. Free to enter, so don't hesitate to stop by.