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Fascinating story, I learned so much about John Buchan

Like many people I knew John Buchan as the author of the 39 Steps but I had little idea how... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Andyabz
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Aberdeen
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Well presented museum of just the right size

Not everyone will know John Buchan these days, but even if you dont, a visit to this museum will... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Nozzille
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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This museum celebrates the life and works of John Buchan, author of 'The 39 Steps.'
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The Chambers Institution, High Street, Peebles EH45 8AG, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like many people I knew John Buchan as the author of the 39 Steps but I had little idea how prolific he had been as an author or about the rest of his life, including his role in WW1 as Director of Intelligence or the...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Not everyone will know John Buchan these days, but even if you dont, a visit to this museum will make you curious to read some of his books. Its so well organised although the film in the back room is what you must look at...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2018

The John Buchan Museum transports you back in time to an era of adventure, thought and reflection. I visited the museum en-route to the Highlands which gave me a fantastic backdrop to some of John Buchan ’greatest adventures. The museum itself is easy to find...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018

We got in free on a special offer although normally there is a charge for this tour. It is well signposted outside and those familiar with his work will find it interesting. Do the younger generation still read 39 steps? Nevertheless it’s nice to see...More

1  Thank Fairbird
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Excellent museum run by volunteers, packed with information and well worth a visit. learned much more about John Buchan and his amazing and varied life.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Had been before but it was closed so glad to visit this mini museum at last. Most people only think of the 39 Steps but what a prolific writer and interesting man. Governor General of Canada no less. Audio Visual show was good and even...More

1  Thank Simon R
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is basically two rooms with memorabilia of John Buchan's life. Worth a visit but doesn't take long

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

A very well-organised exhibition, which told us a lot about John Buchan which we didn't know, despite having read many of his books.

1  Thank Conni103
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The museum is very well placed in the town of Peebles, Scotland. Easy to locate and a very well laid out museum with family history of the famous author " John Buchan" ( The 39 Steps) aka Lord Tweedsmuir when he was Governor General of...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I've been a fan of Buchan's work for some time, so I was keen to visit the museum. Others in the group weren't necessarily enthusiasts but also found it interesting. The children, aged 10 and 13, were not so taken with it. It's a small...More

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