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John Muir's Birthplace

Door open days

28 September 2019 (10.00-17.00)

29 September 2019 (13.00-17.00)

East Lothian

John Muir's Birthplace

John Muir's life and work has inspired people all over the world. Discover how the boy born in this house became one of the driving forces behind the global conservation movement. Our absorbing hands-on interpretation centre will take you on the journey of John Muir's life as a pioneering conservationist, explorer, writer, geologist and inventor. Our temporary exhibitions explores his passion for geology and the role this played in his own adventures and discoveries. Our friendly, well informed staff are always on hand to help and answer questions. The building is fully accessible with three floors of family friendly interactive displays complemented by a lively exhibition and events programme.


John Muir travelled to every major continent in his life. He is highly regarded for his campaigning to protect wild places in the USA which ultimately led to the creation of the United States National Park Service. There will be a family friendly trail available to help explore John Muir’s global connections.


Key Information


YearOfYoungPeople: Family friendly trail available to help explore John Muir’s younger years (ask at the desk when you enter)


ACTIVITIES: family friendly interactive displays, video/audio presentations

  • 126 High Street
  • Dunbar
  • EH42 1JJ