Burns collection at the Writers Museum

It's Burns Night on Saturday 25 January, so why not take a visit to Edinburgh's Writers Museum to learn about the life and times of Scotland's most loved Bard on his birthday?

The Writers Museum is tucked just off the Royal Mile next to Makars Court. Free to visit, you can take in the city’s Recognised Collection of National Significance. From a collection of personal objects that once belonged to Burns, to published works and manuscripts relating to the poet, it's a great way to find out more about the connection Burns had with Edinburgh. 

You can see Burns’ very own writing desk, which he used when he lived in Dumfries, and the museum also houses a stool from William Smellie’s printing office which was used by Burns in 1787 when correcting proofs of the Edinburgh Edition of his poems.

Find out more about the museum at the Edinburgh Museums & Galleries website, which is dedicated to information and news about the the Council's museums, monuments and exhibitions.  

Lady Stair's House, as the Writers' Museum was then known as, taken in 1964.Writing desk belonging to Robert Burns at the Writers' Museum

Lady Stair's House, as the Writers' Museum was then known as, taken in 1964, and the writing desk which belongedto Robert Burns

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