Writers' Museum



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Enjoy this exhibition celebrating great Scottish writers and learn a bit about their personal influences.

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Address:

Lady Stair's House, Lady Stair's Close, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Phone:

0131 529 4901

Description:

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.

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