JM Barrie's Birthplace

Historic Buildings & Homes

9 Brechin Road, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4BX

    Visit the birthplace of author and playwright JM Barrie, the creator of the much loved Peter Pan.

    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 inspiration in everything around him. 

    The house is now a museum dedicated to telling the story of J M Barrie. The exhibition rooms explore Barrie's life, the inspirations of his childhood and adult life, his route to success, literary and stage works, and his enduring connection with Kirriemuir. Furniture and personal items that belonged to Barrie help to tell the story.

    Elsewhere in the house two rooms have been recreated to appear as they would have done when Barrie was a boy. Along with the wash house, where Barrie rehearsed and performed his childhood plays, these rooms give visitors a sense of what life was like in the busy Barrie household.

    3 Visitor Attraction
    Mobility difficulties Green Tourism Bronze
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    31 Mar 2015 - 28 Oct 2015

    28 Mar – 29 Jun, Sat, Sun & Mon 12.00–17.00,
    Last entry 4.30
    1 Jul – 31 Aug, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon, 12.00–17.00
    Last entry 4.30
    3 - 30 Sep, Sat, Sun & Mon 12.00 – 17.00
    Last entry 4.30

    1 July to 31 August, daily, 11-5

    1 September to 28 October, Saturday-Wednesday, 12-5


    • Children Welcome
    • Outdoor Play Area

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