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Writers' Museum

Lady Stairs House Lady Stair's Close Lawnmarket | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PA, Scotland
+44 131 529 4901
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We stumbled across this little museum, it is free to enter and is quite interesting. Has exhibits... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Georgie W
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London, United Kingdom
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Very nice little museum, tucked away in a historical house.

We entered Lady Stair's Close to see what lay beyond. Lady Stair's house stood there, a fine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shapley_Hunter
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Thebes, Illinois
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Lady Stairs House Lady Stair's Close Lawnmarket | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PA, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stumbled across this little museum, it is free to enter and is quite interesting. Has exhibits on writers such as Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott. Is quite small and you can dart around it in about 30 minutes, but is worth it....More

Thank Georgie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We entered Lady Stair's Close to see what lay beyond. Lady Stair's house stood there, a fine little building tucked away out of sight of the Royal Mile. We made our way inside. The spiral staircase at the entry led up to the main floor....More

1  Thank Shapley_Hunter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, but elegant museum with interesting artefacts and information about famous Scottish writers - especially the big 3: Scott, Burns & Stevenson. Don't miss Deacon Brodie's cabinet, down in the Stevenson exhibition - the inspiration for Jekyll & Hyde.

Thank Traveliterate
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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 visitors and exhibits. A little awkward to find, just off the Royal Mile, but worth the...More

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 7 April 2017

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 museum is on several floors so a reasonable omount of...More

Thank 8WarrenBill
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Interesting building and pleasant staff. It is free, so I do not like to criticise. I was just hoping for more original works or at least samples of some writer's planning; although there is an original Scott work, which is great. Instead, it is more...More

Thank CJHowell26
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Situated in a historic and interesting house just off the Royal Mile in the old town the museum is worth a look. Learnt new info about Scott, Burns and Stevenson and even saw a glass that Burns owned!. It is a small old fashioned museum...More

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We chanced upon this lovely house while following the quotes on the ground. What an inspiration on the part of whoever decided to place the makars' court just outside the writers' museum. On the outside, it is a perfect little house. The inside is bigger...More

Thank Jacqui M
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This was a chance find while looking for something to do for an hour in the rain. The house is fantastic. The layout is clear and very user friendly. The content is informative and fun. Why isn't this featured more in guide books?

Thank Terry L
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

walking up from Waverley station and started to notice quotes going up and up leading up to the royal mile, I'm an avid reader and couldn't resist following the quotes - so they lead me up to the writers museum and wow what a pleasant...More

Thank sassenach24
Nearby
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
...More
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Picture of Burns meeting Scott - that hangs in the Burns room - do you have it on line?
30 April 2017|
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Response from Natasha0606 | Reviewed this property |
No I don't, sorry.
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