Explore the birthplace and childhood home of Peter Pan creator, J M Barrie, and see how his early life inspired his work. Visit the exhibition, complete with original theatrical costumes and manuscripts. Stop by the wash-house where the young author performed his first play at the age of seven.
Born in 1860, Barrie 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 house gives a remarkable insight into J M Barrie’s formative childhood years, in which the seeds of Peter Pan were sown.
Explore Barrie's life and his enduring connection with Kirriemuir. 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. Look out for original costumes from the first production of Peter Pan, and see the box beds where the Barrie children would have slept crowded together.
Books by J M Barrie and other authors are for sale in the small shop.