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J M Barrie's Birthplace

Kirriemuir, Dundee and Angus, Scotland

  • Mum and daughter at J M Barrie's Birthplace in Kirriemuir
  • Antique desk at J M Barrie's Birthplace in Kirriemuir

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Visit the enchanting cottage where Sir JM Barrie was born!

As charming as it is, if the kids are not aware of the story and the writer in advance then they may find this a little dry and un-affecting. It's well worth educating them ahead of time on Barrie's classics so they can feel a sense of justifiable wonder when they visit the writer's home. It's full of his real possessions and many interesting things offering discreet insight into his stories.

They're a bit shy on the details but apparently one can fly in the Peter Pan Experience Room, so presumably one should dress sensibly so as to be able to use whatever creative solution they have rigged up! And take a camera!

Families can picnic in the gardens where they can also find a statue of Peter Pan, plus a charming natural style adventure playground. This is also where they tend to hold the events, so keep an eye out at likely times of year.

As one might expect there is also a bookshop on site where one can purchase Barrie's inspired works.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


9 Brechin Road, Kirriemuir, Dundee and Angus, DD8 4BX, Scotland


Click here to visit J M Barrie's Birthplace's website
01575 572646

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours


26 March through 27 June

Saturday to Monday 12:00 – 17:00 (last entry 16:30)

30 June through 30 August

Thursday to Monday 12:00 – 17:00 (last entry 16:30)

3 September through 25 September

Saturday to Monday 12:00 – 17:00 (last entry 16:30)


Adult: £6.50

Family: £16.50

Parent: £11.50

Concession: £5.00


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