Writers' Museum, Edinburgh Photos

The Writers' Museum occupies the Lady Stair's House (c1622) just off the Royal Mile. The Museum run by the City features the history of Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scot, & Robert Louis Stevenson plus special exhibits on modern authors.

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Sign on Royal Mile pointing to Lady Stair's Close where Writers' Museum marks site that Robert Burns lived on his first visit to Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.Lady Stair's Close with tower of Writers' Museum on left. Edinburgh, Scotland.Lady Stair's House home of Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crest with SR initials atop Lady Stair's House Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Sign on Royal Mile pointing to Lady Stair's Close where Writers' Museum marks site that Robert Burns lived on his first visit to Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.Lady Stair's Close with tower of Writers' Museum on left. Edinburgh, Scotland.Lady Stair's House home of Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crest with SR initials atop Lady Stair's House Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Date range sculpted on Lady Stair's House Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sculpted door surround new entrance of Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sign for The Writers' Museum on Lady Stair's Close. Edinburgh, Scotland.Balcony & ceiling at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Date range (1622 meeting 1897) sculpted on Lady Stair's House Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sculpted door surround (1622) new entrance of Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sign for The Writers' Museum on Lady Stair's Close. Edinburgh, Scotland.Balcony & ceiling at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Ceiling design at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Spiral staircase at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Fireplace at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Tapestry of Stevenson, Scott & Burns by Archie Brennan for Dovecot Studios of Edinburgh at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Ceiling design at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Spiral staircase at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Fireplace at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Tapestry of Stevenson, Scott & Burns (1971) by Archie Brennan for Dovecot Studios of Edinburgh at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Writer initials decorate spiral staircase at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Blown glass window pane at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Upstairs fireplace at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Busts of Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scot, & Robert Louis Stevenson at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Writer initials decorate spiral staircase at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Blown glass window pane at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Upstairs fireplace at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Busts of Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scot, & Robert Louis Stevenson at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Display of Scottish female writers at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott bronze bust by Sir Frances Chantry at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott in his study at Abbotsford painting by Robert Graves after painting by David Wilkie at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott & family at Abbotsford home engraving by Sir Francis Grant at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Display of Scottish female writers at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott bronze bust (19th C) by Sir Frances Chantry at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott in his study at Abbotsford painting (19th C) by Robert Graves after painting by David Wilkie at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott & family at Abbotsford home engraving (19th C) by Sir Francis Grant at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Sir Walter Scott room at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott's pocket book at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott's inkstand at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott's quill pen at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Sir Walter Scott room at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott's pocket book (1820) at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott's inkstand at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott's quill pen (1830) at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Sir Walter Scott's Meerschaum pipe at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott's slippers at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott's chess set at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott's key to Princes Street Gardens at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Sir Walter Scott's Meerschaum pipe at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott's slippers (1830) at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott's chess set at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott's key to Princes Street Gardens at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Brass latch plate from Sir Walter Scott's 39 Castle Street house at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.View showing royal procession organized by Sir Walter Scott arriving at Edinburgh Castle engraving by W.H. Lizars for Oliver & Boyd of Edinburgh at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Political cartoon by I.W. Turst satirize King George IV visit to Scotland at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Waverley historical novel by Walter Scott at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Brass latch plate from Sir Walter Scott's 39 Castle Street house (1800-26) at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.View showing royal procession organized by Sir Walter Scott arriving at Edinburgh Castle (Aug. 22, 1822) engraving by W.H. Lizars for Oliver & Boyd of Edinburgh at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Political cartoon(1822) by I.W. Turst satirize King George IV visit to Scotland at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Waverley historical novel (1814) by Walter Scott at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
James Ballantyne Press reputedly upon which Scott's novel Waverley & other works were printed at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.James Ballantyne print shop at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Rob Roy parting duelists engraving by John Le Conte after painting by John B. Macdonald for Scott's novel at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Souvenir program for Gala Performance of Scott's Rob Roy at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
James Ballantyne Press reputedly upon which Scott's novel Waverley & other works were printed at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.James Ballantyne print shop at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Rob Roy parting duelists engraving (c1817) by John Le Conte after painting by John B. Macdonald for Scott's novel at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Souvenir program for Gala Performance of Scott's Rob Roy (1962) at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Heart of Midlothian death of Sir George Staunton engraving by Thomas Brown after painting by John B. Macdonald for Scott's novel at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Playbill for Theatre Royal performance of Scott's Heart of Midlothian at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Bride of Lammermoor Lucy Ashton at the Fountain engraving by Robert Anderson after painting by Robert Herman for Scott's novel at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.The Pirate engraving for Scott's novel at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Heart of Midlothian death of Sir George Staunton engraving (c1818) by Thomas Brown after painting by John B. Macdonald for Scott's novel at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Playbill for Theatre Royal performance of Scott's Heart of Midlothian (1829) at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Bride of Lammermoor Lucy Ashton at the Fountain engraving (c1819) by Robert Anderson after painting by Robert Herman for Scott's novel at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.The Pirate engraving (c1822) for Scott's novel at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Sir Walter Scott Monument statuette by Sir John Steell & produced by W.T. Copeland & Sons of Spode Works of Stoke at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver trowel for laying of foundation stone of Sir Walter Scott Monument at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver quaich to commemorate 200th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott joining Freemasons at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Burns marble bust by William Brodie at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Sir Walter Scott Monument statuette by Sir John Steell & produced (1850) by W.T. Copeland & Sons of Spode Works of Stoke at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver trowel for laying of foundation stone of Sir Walter Scott Monument (1840) at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver quaich (2001) to commemorate 200th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott joining Freemasons at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Burns marble bust by William Brodie at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Robert Burns statue plaster cast by unknown at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Burns statue model by John Flaxman at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Burns statue model after Burns Monument at Kilmarnock by W. Grant Stevenson at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Burns statue by Webster at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Robert Burns statue plaster cast by unknown at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Burns statue model (prior to 1826) by John Flaxman at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Burns statue model after Burns Monument at Kilmarnock (c1879) by W. Grant Stevenson at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Burns statue (prior to 1892) by Webster at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Robert Burns miniature portrait by unknown after Alexander Nasmyth at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Jean Armour miniature portrait by unknown at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Burns portrait by unknown after Alexander Nasmyth at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Burns graphic for Centenary Festival at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Robert Burns miniature portrait by unknown after Alexander Nasmyth at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Jean Armour (Mrs. Robert Burns) miniature portrait by unknown at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Burns portrait by unknown after Alexander Nasmyth at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Burns graphic for Centenary Festival (1859) at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Robert Burns in James Sibbald's Circulating Library painting by William Borthwick Johnstone at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Burns in Edinburgh, 1787, reading his poem 'A Winter Night' engraving by C.M. Hardie at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Inauguration of Robert Burns as Poet Laureate of Masonic Lodge, Canongate Kilwinning No. 2 engraving by James Gordon after painting by Stewart Watson at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Funeral of Robert Burns in Dumfries engraving by William Forrest after painting by W.E. Lockhart at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Robert Burns in James Sibbald's Circulating Library painting (1856) by William Borthwick Johnstone at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Burns in Edinburgh, 1787, reading his poem 'A Winter Night' engraving (1887) by C.M. Hardie at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Inauguration of Robert Burns as Poet Laureate of Masonic Lodge, Canongate Kilwinning No. 2 engraving by James Gordon after painting by Stewart Watson at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Funeral of Robert Burns in Dumfries engraving by William Forrest after painting by W.E. Lockhart at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Robert Burns monument from Campbell's Close, Canongate watercolor by John Bell at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Burns display room in 18th C addition at Writers' Museum with mantelpiece designed by Adam & cast-iron grate from house of literary figure Christopher North,. Edinburgh, Scotland.Cast-iron grate from house of literary figure Christopher North now at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Writing desk used by Robert Burns until his death in 1796 at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Robert Burns monument from Campbell's Close, Canongate watercolor by John Bell at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Burns display room in 18th C addition at Writers' Museum with mantelpiece designed by Adam & cast-iron grate from house of literary figure Christopher North,. Edinburgh, Scotland.Cast-iron grate from house of literary figure Christopher North now at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Writing desk (late 18th C) used by Robert Burns until his death in 1796 at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Elm sidechairs from Robert Burns' house in Dumfries at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.English cordial glass said to have belonged to Robert Burns during stay in Edinburgh at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Round carved oak table made from rafters of Crochallan Club of Edinburgh which Burns frequented at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Quaich from Nanse Tinnock's Inn at Mauchline reputed to have been used by Robert Burns at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Elm sidechairs from Robert Burns' house in Dumfries at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.English cordial glass said to have belonged to Robert Burns during stay in Edinburgh at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Round carved oak table made from rafters of Crochallan Club of Edinburgh which Burns frequented at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Quaich from Nanse Tinnock's Inn at Mauchline reputed to have been used by Robert Burns at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Original model statue of 'Highland Mary' at Dunoon by D.W. Stevenson in memory of song by Robert Burns at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Snuff box which belonged to John Davidson, immortalized as Souter Johnny in Burns' 'Tam o' Shanter' at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Louis Stevenson plaster bust by D.W. Stevenson at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Louis Stevenson bronze statue by D.W. Stevenson at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Original model statue of 'Highland Mary' at Dunoon by D.W. Stevenson in memory of song by Robert Burns at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Snuff box which belonged to John Davidson, immortalized as Souter Johnny in Burns' 'Tam o' Shanter' at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Louis Stevenson plaster bust by D.W. Stevenson at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Louis Stevenson bronze statue by D.W. Stevenson at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Photographs from life of Robert Louis Stevenson at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Louis Stevenson's objects reflect his years in Samoa at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Kaleidoscope, book & tartan scarf from childhood of Robert Louis Stevenson at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Dinner plate from Robert Louis Stevenson's Samoan house Villa Vailima at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Photographs from life of Robert Louis Stevenson at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Louis Stevenson's objects reflect his years in Samoa at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Kaleidoscope, book & tartan scarf from childhood of Robert Louis Stevenson at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Dinner plate from Robert Louis Stevenson's Samoan house Villa Vailima at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Heritage buildings on Lady Stair's Close. Edinburgh, Scotland.Heritage buildings off Lady Stair's Close. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ancient wall with faded boot maker sign on Lady Stair's Close opposite Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Stone step projecting outside wall of Lady Stair's Close building shows Scottish burglar alarm with steps of different heights to trip up intruders in the interior darkness. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Heritage buildings on Lady Stair's Close. Edinburgh, Scotland.Heritage buildings off Lady Stair's Close. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ancient wall with faded boot maker sign on Lady Stair's Close opposite Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Stone step projecting outside wall of Lady Stair's Close building shows Scottish burglar alarm with steps of different heights to trip up intruders in the interior darkness. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Door header on Lady Stair's Close. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wedding photo on Lady Stair's Close. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Door header (1860) on Lady Stair's Close. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wedding photo on Lady Stair's Close. Edinburgh, Scotland.


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