NileGuide Expert Says:
Enjoy this exhibition celebrating great Scottish writers and learn a bit about their personal influences.
The Royal Mile
In Lady Stair's House, off Lawnmarket
EH1 2PA Edinburgh, United Kingdom
New Town/City Center
tel: +44 131 529 4901
fax: +44 131 529 3993
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm (also Sun noon-5pm in Aug)
The Writers Museum celebrates the lives of three great Scottish writers, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. Visitors can see portraits, rare books and personal objects including Burns' writing desk, the printing press on which Scott's Waverley Novels were first produced, and Scott's own dining table and rocking horse. The museum also has Robert Louis Stevenson's riding boots and the ring given to him by a Samoan chief, engraved with the name 'Tusitala', meaning 'teller of tales'. There is also a plaster cast of Robert Burns' skull, one of only three ever made. Even if you're not a bookworm, it's well worth a visit.