Dorothy Dunnett

Writer's Museum Exhibition

A small exhibition celebrating Dorothy's life and work is currently taking place in the Writer's Museum in Lady Stair's Close in Edinburgh. Running from Sept 2003 - June 2004 it was put together with the help of Elspeth Morrison and features some of the best known objects that were associated with her work. These include the Warming Apple and the Unicorn Collar.

Writer's MuseumThe museum is an interesting building dating originally from 1622 and known as Lady Stair's House. Extensively restored by Lord Roseberry in 1897, it has for many years housed full time exhibitions about three of Scotland's most distinguished writers - Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, and Robert Louis Stevenson, with many artefacts and pictures which will fascinate devotees of literature. Alongside these there are other temporary displays and it is this space that Dorothy's exhibition currently occupies.

Situated in the heart of the Old Town not far from where Sybilla's house would have been situated the museum can be reached either from the Lawnmarket or from the Mound. Many of the paving stones leading to it are engraved with quotations from well known Scottish authors.

 

Display Case Wall Display
Display case including the Warming Apple and Unicorn Collar Wall display commemorating the Edinburgh 2000 Gathering

 

 

 

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