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J M Barrie (1860–1937), the creator of much-loved character Peter Pan and a celebrated novelist and dramatist, was born in this two-storied house on 9 May.

The upper floors are furnished much as they may have been when Barrie lived here. You can also visit an exhibition – ‘The Genius of J M Barrie’ – in the adjacent house (No. 11), which focuses on Barrie’s literary and theatrical works. Barrie’s very first plays were rehearsed and performed in the outside wash-house, which served as his first theatre. The garden has been redeveloped to include a living-willow crocodile and a Peter Pan statue – as well as other statues celebrating Barrie’s most famous work.

As befits the author of such a timeless classic, J M Barrie’s Birthplace is a magical, mysterious and emotionally resonant experience for all who visit.
Did you know?

During the 1930s, there were rumours that Barrie’s birthplace was going to be sold, taken down stone by stone, and re-erected as a Barrie Museum in the USA. However, shortly after Barrie’s death in 1937, a wealthy philanthropist bought the property and donated it to the National Trust for Scotland.

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Birthplace: 1 Apr to 30 Jun, Sat-Wed 12-5; 1 Jul to 31 Aug, daily 11-5; 1 Sep to 29 Oct, Sat-Wed 12-5.

Tel. 0844 493 2142

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