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J M Barrie’s Birthplace

The world-famous creator of Peter Pan was born in this traditional weaver’s house.

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit – your safety is our priority. This means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.

Please be aware that for the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and employees in our hospitality venues, we will record the name and contact details of everyone who enters in order to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. This information will be used to enable NHS Scotland to contact you should you have been in the venue around the same time as someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. We are obliged to process this data to comply with The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 11) Regulations 2020. Please see our Data Protection page for further information.

Further to this, in National Trust for Scotland non-hospitality settings, where there is either a pre-booking system in place or there is the potential for close contact (eg in some of our smaller properties), we will ask visitors to provide limited contact information. This is for the purposes of managing the number of visitors and also to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. For further information, please see our Data Protection page.

Kirriemuir has an abundance of cafés and hotels within easy walking distance of the property.

Only assistance dogs are allowed inside the property.

Drone flying is not permitted at this property without prior permission and approval. Commercial operators should contact the Trust’s Filming Manager at

For more information about planning your visit, please see the drop-down facilities below or our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us, please call 01575 572646.

Facilities & access

The cottage is not wheelchair-accessible.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

Parking is available on the street in front of the cottage. There are also disabled spaces in the nearby car park, 100m from the cottage.

Accessible toilet

Outside, we have the original Wendy house and a small garden for children to play in – how many animals can you spot on the Peter Pan statue?

Guided tour

There’s on-street parking or a public car park, 100m along the road.

Upon arrival, we’ll offer you an introduction to J M Barrie and his home. We then invite you to take a self-guided tour – each room has information sheets but please feel free to ask us any questions about the property or the man.

Watch out for the hidden gems and the secret doodles on the settle!

Find out about the story behind Barrie’s christening shawl and the origins of the name Wendy.

Books by J M Barrie and other authors are for sale in the small shop.

Opening times

House, garden and shop

1 Jan–30 Apr, closed Current period1 May–31 Oct, Sat & Sun, 10.30–16.30 (last entry 16.00) 1 Nov–31 Mar 2022, closed

Entry prices

One adult family
Young Scot
One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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