John Muirs Birthplace | Day Out With The Kids

John Muirs Birthplace

Dunbar, Edinburgh and Lothian, Scotland

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  • Kids completing puzzle at John Muirs Birthplace in Dunbar

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor

John Muir’s Birthplace is an award winning museum dedicated to the life of the pioneering conservationist.

Discover how the boy born in this house went on to become a driving forces behind the global conservation movement. Go on a journey through John's life as a pioneering conservationist, geologist, writer, explorer and inventor, learn all about his travels around the globe, read extracts from his journals and see some of his sketches of plants and wildlife. 

The interactive displays, lively exhibitions and hands-on interpretation centre are lots of fun for the whole family; the friendly staff are also always available to answer any questions you may have.

A very interesting and educational day out!

  • fully accessible building
  • shop
  • regular events


  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


126 High Street, Dunbar, Edinburgh and Lothian, EH42 1JJ, Scotland

John Muir’s Birthplace is signposted off the A1 from the north and south and can be found towards the north end of the High Street.


Click here to visit John Muirs Birthplace's website
01368 865899

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

October to March, Wednesday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00, Sunday 13:00 - 17:00.

April to September, Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00, Sunday 13:00 - 17:00. 


Free admission!

More Information

Public transport

The station is a 10 minute walk away. There is a train service to Dunbar from Edinburgh and the south. Regular bus services run throughout the year to and from Edinburgh City Centre, Berwick-upon-Tweed and North Berwick. All stop within easy reach.