The Writers' Museum occupies historic Lady Stair's House, built in 1622 by an Edinburgh Burgess Merchant. The building was gifted to the City in 1907.
The Museum celebrates the lives of three giants of Scottish literature – Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott. Their stories are told through personal objects, portraits, manuscripts and first editions. Highlights of the museum are the printing press on which Scott's Waverley Novels were printed, portraits of Burns, and memorabilia belonging to Stevenson.
This location is open to the public
Lady Stair's Close, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2PA
If you are planning a visit to see a particular painting, check with the location first. Paintings can be moved at short notice