• The garden at J M Barrie's Birthplace
    The garden at J M Barrie's Birthplace© The National Trust for Scotland
  • J.M. Barrie's writing desk and robes.
    J.M. Barrie's writing desk and robes. © The National Trust for Scotland
  • The garden at J M Barrie's Birthplace
    The garden at J M Barrie's Birthplace© The National Trust for Scotland
  • J M Barrie's Birthplace
    J M Barrie's Birthplace © The National Trust for Scotland
  • J M Barrie's Grave
    J M Barrie's Grave© The National Trust for Scotland

J M Barrie, author, playwright and creator of the much loved character Peter Pan, was born in this house on 9 May 1860. It was here that he spent his early years, growing up immersed in the traditions of the small weaving community, and finding inspiration in everything around him. 

The house is now a museum dedicated to telling the story of J M Barrie. The exhibition rooms explore Barrie's life, the inspirations of his childhood and adult life, his route to success, literary and stage works, and his enduring connection with Kirriemuir. Furniture and personal items that belonged to Barrie help to tell the story.

Elsewhere in the house two rooms have been recreated to appear as they would have done when Barrie was a boy. Along with the wash house, where Barrie rehearsed and performed his childhood plays, these rooms give visitors a sense of what life was like in the busy Barrie household.


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Opening times & Prices

28 Aug
  • House: 12.00 - 17.00
  • Last entry: 16.30
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Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £6.50
  • Family: £16.50
  • 1 Parent: £11.50
  • Concession: £5.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Bronze
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 3 Star