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Moat Brae, The National Centre for Children’s Literature & Storytelling,

Door open days

8 September 2019 (10.00-16.00)

Dumfries and Galloway

Moat Brae House and its Neverland Discovery were the ‘enchanted land’ where the creator of Peter Pan played as a child.  His pirate games by the River Nith became the inspiration for one of the most well-loved and legendary stories of all time.  No matter what your age, you too can walk in his footsteps, wonder at this beautiful and magical place, have fun and play.  Explore the rooms, peep into keyholes, crawl into book snugs, reveal secret shadows and catch Peter Pan and Tinker Bell in Nana’s Attic.


J M Barrie – Peter Pan Exhibition.

Key Information

Architect: Walter Newall and rebuild by LDN Architects LLP, Edinburgh

Building Date: 1823 and rebuild completed in 2018

Directions: Moat Brae House and garden are at the top end of George Street, behind Dumfries Academy, immediately North of the town centre. Access by car is from Buccleuch Street or Academy Street and on foot through Castle Street or Academy Street. There are public car parking spaces (disc zone) all along George Street and a limited number of dedicated spaces immediately in front of the house. Assisted wheelchair access.

Images © Euan Adamson and Graeme Robertson

Where to find us

  • 101 George Street
  • Dumfries
  • DG1 2EA