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JM Barrie's Birthplace

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Very small but a must for all J.M. Barrie fans

We were so glad to have made it to J.M. Barrie's birthplace as it gave an insight into his early... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Canberra, Australia
Well worth the visit

Nice exhibition and displays at the birthplace of JM Barrie. Very much enjoyed our time here and... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Paso Robles, California
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J M Barrie, author, playwright and creator of the much loved character Peter Pan, was born in this house on 9 May 1860. It was here that he spent his early years, growing up immersed in the traditions of the small weaving community, and finding...more
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9 Brechin Road, Kirriemuir DD8 4BX, Scotland
+44 1575 572646
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so glad to have made it to J.M. Barrie's birthplace as it gave an insight into his early life and the influences that led him to become a writer. We were met by the very eager and friendly lady who shared her local...More

Thank Fishnstitch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled up from carnoustie to find it shut for the winter in September. Thought they might be open for the October school holidays. 😏. Turns out most of kirriemuir is shut for the winter.

Thank dukesc2017
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Nice exhibition and displays at the birthplace of JM Barrie. Very much enjoyed our time here and learned quite a bit about this famous man. Don't miss it! Especially if you are a Peter Pan fan for sure. Enjoyed all the insight into his early...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely time visiting here. The kids were absorbed by the wee quiz and I enjoyed strolling round. It’s very small (and challenging to keep little paws off the treasures) but so worth a visit to see where ‘Peter Pan’ was born...The volunteer/staff...More

Thank WeezyA
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

All good here. Caught the last day of the season. Lovely lady in the house who was very knowledgable and friendly.

Thank 160antonw
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Nice exhibition of j m barrie and shows more than his known works altho peter pan is the main thing on display. Quizzes to keep the children focused on the story of peter pan. Lady on the desk very informative and seamed to know just...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

This has too be well worth a visit what a great day out.excellent presentation and the items on display excellent well done though only down side is there no guide book

Thank Menugrabber
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Easy to find and to park outside. Since our last visit many years ago it has been extended and improved. There is a wealth of information on Barrie's early life and subsequent literary career. Furnished as it is the house gives an interesting insight into...More

Thank R_A617
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

A very informative place to visit on the life of JMBarrie. A small museum with washouse and garden. You are greeted by a very enthusiastic guide who treats the place as if it were het own home all bags are requested to be left at...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This is the actual house where began the rags to riches story of J.M.Barrie, whose Peter Pan books and plays were the Edwardian era’s equivalent of Harry Potter. The weaver’s cottage where Barrie grew up is tiny indeed - and he was squeezed in there...More

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