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J M Barrie’s Birthplace – Angus Doors Open Days 2023

Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 September
10.30am to 4.30pm

JM Barries Birthplace, Kirriemuir


13 Brechin Road

Booking is not required for this venue.

Doors Open Days 2023

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J M Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, spent his childhood in this small, whitewashed cottage, and it’s here that you can see traces of the creative spirit he was set to become.

The son of a weaver, Barrie lived with his seven brothers and sisters in two upstairs rooms, while his father’s weaving workshop was downstairs. The washhouse in the yard was Barrie’s first theatre – and may even have inspired the Wendy house in Peter Pan.

An exhibition tells the story of his life and work and includes the writing desk from Barrie’s London flat where he penned Peter Pan.

During Doors Open Days, visit the museum to find out more about Sir J M Barrie and see how he once lived in Kirriemuir.

Booking is not required for this venue.


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