Writers' MuseumFree: All time

The Writers’ Museum celebrates the lives of three great Scottish writers – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. Visitors can see portraits, rate books and personal objects including Burns’ writing desk and the printing press on which Scott’s Waverley Novels were first produced. Free tours are offered on Thursdays and Saturdays at 1pm and 3pm. The Writers’ Museum also occupies a historic site – Lady Stair’s House, which dates back to 1622.

Address: Lady Stair’s House, Lady Stair’s Close, Lawnmarket,Edinburgh EH1 2PA
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 12pm – 5pm (Aug only)

Direction: Bus No. 67 to a stop near where Geroge IV Bridge crosses the Royal Mile
Phone: +44 131 529 4901
Website: www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/Venues/The-Writers–Museum

Photo credit: Alan Weir (Flickr CC), Writers’ Museum