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Address: 9 Brechin Road, Kirriemuir DD8 4BX, Scotland
Phone Number: 0844 493 2142
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The creator of Peter Pan, novelist and dramatist J M Barrie, was born here...

The creator of Peter Pan, novelist and dramatist J M Barrie, was born here in 1860, one of a handloom weaver's ten children. The outside wash house was his first theatre.The house next door, No. 11, is home to an imaginative exhibition about Barrie's life and works, as well as a garden with a living-willow crocodile.

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The home of J M Barrie gives an interesting insight into his life. Although it is a small house here are a lot of facts to be gleaned from walking round. We were glad we had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Tayport
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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Great visit in quite an unusual building. Well displayed and a good science of social history. I could not see what inspired this great writer but from this place sprouted the man loved by pantomime goers all over the world.well worth the visit.

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Tayport
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The home of J M Barrie gives an interesting insight into his life. Although it is a small house here are a lot of facts to be gleaned from walking round. We were glad we had finally made the effort to visit. The small garden outside would a lovely place to sit, should the weather be nice.

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Thank Frances D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

This house is of course greatly of interest to lovers of literature and Peter Pan in particular. The house contains a number of rooms which show different aspects of Barrie's life and times. While the visit was good, I did find it a bit sterile in many ways.

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Hamilton, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

This was our 1st stop in Kirriemuir but was before opening time so stopped by before we left and managed to get inside. The lady was very informative about JM Barrie his upbringing and the building itself, taking time to answer questions and warn us of all the wee steps n low door heights throughout the building. Beautifully decorated lovely... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

For Peter Pan fans of all ages, and for fans of his other works too! Great place to stop off and wander around.

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Thank Weechookie
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

This was closed when we visited the area in February ( out of season) however kerrymuir has lots to offer. Would recommend a day trip.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I had never heard that jm barrie stayed in kirrimuir until someone took me to this place, its quite fascinating, and if you don't know who jm barrie is,, he wrote Peter Pan.. I particularly like the garden

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A really interesting little cottage where I learned all sorts about J M Barrie with the help of the artefacts, the printed information and an extremely interested and knowledgeable guide

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Very interesting visit to a lovely historic old house. It would be interesting even if J.M. Barrie had not been born here, although obviously because he had the history of the house had been better documented. We enjoyed walking from room to room and finding out details of J.M. Barrie we had previously not known. After our visit here we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

my grandad lives here in Kirriemuir, I brought my partner up to Scotland for the first time a few years ago and we came to barries birthplace. It's very interesting and exciting to look around, but quite expensive. We got round in about half an hour and just felt like it should have been a little cheaper.

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