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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 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?

Kirriemuir was a source of inspiration for Barrie – so much so that he declined the offer to be buried in Poets’ Corner at Westminster Abbey, instead requesting to be buried in Kirriemuir.

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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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