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Writers' Museum, Edinburgh

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The Writers’ Museum, housed in Lady Stair's House at the Lawnmarket, on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, presents the lives of three of the foremost Scottish writers: Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Run by the City of Edinburgh Council, the collection includes portraits, works and personal objects.

Beside the museum lies the Makars' Court, the country's emerging national literary monument.
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  • The Writers’ Museum, housed in Lady Stair's House at the Lawnmarket, on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, presents the lives of three of the foremost Scottish writers: Robert Burns, Walter Scott and...  more »
  • I found the house itself to be well worth the visit. It is a traditional mansion that has been passed along from various owners over the last three or four hundred years when it was finally donated...  more »
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  • A small, cute museum. Edinburgh has lots of museums and this feels like one of the smallest. It’s dedicated to three of Scotland’s most notable writers: Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. There is a wide range of artefacts housed in the cosy space of Lady Stair's House. This is quite an old-school, traditional museum - various things behind glass and lots of detail should you be interested. We were actually more interested in the fun medieval style building, which is down one of the closes off the Royal Mile. We came away from here thinking that whilst it’s great to have lots of info on three of Scotland’s great writers, perhaps a more imaginative use of such a unique space would leave a more lasting impression.
  • If you're interested in writing, especially Scottish authors, this place is for you. A beautiful old building, with lots to learn about Orr, Stevenson, Scott and Burns. Great way to spend an hour or so.

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