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Address: 9 Brechin Road, Kirriemuir DD8 4BX, Scotland
Phone Number: 0844 493 2142
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Description: 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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Tiny but fascinating

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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

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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Elgin, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely building you can feel the history as you walk around the cottage. Friendly staff at reception and each room does show you how J M Barrie developed his story and how highly regarded he was in literary circles. Highly recommended.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were not particularly struck on our visit to Barrie's birthplace. The cottage itself was fine and there were some interesting bits and pieces. The garden opposite was nothing special, nor was the 'washhouse'. We did not enjoy the long preamble from the woman at reception, who couldn't accept we had the passes we did because they were cheaper than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Tiny but informative museum in JM Barrie's birthplace. Lovely guide to give you the story and set you on your way. Very interesting and quite touching

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very well done. A most atmospheric place. You could feel Barrie in it. Staff very pleasant, informative and helpful

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Western Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We purposely stopped at Kirriemuir on our drive to the Cairngorms as our 4 year old daughter loves the story of Peter Pan. The lady who welcomed us was very nice and friendly and certainly had an in depth and large working knowledge of Mr Barrie's life and work. However, our 4 year old found it impossible to listen to... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I suspect that some visitors expect this to be all about Peter Pan but of course J.M. Barrie wrote so much more and it was interesting to learn about his life and to explore a typical Scottish cottage of the period.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Who would of thought that that the author of Peter Pan was born in the small town of Kirriemuir. J M Barrie's early years were growing up with 7 siblings in a weavers cottage. " siblings had died before J M Barrie had been born.It must have been so cramped. He had a passion for reading. Educated in Scotland, he... More 

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