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Barrie's Birthplace

9 Brechin Road

The creator of the eternal magic of Peter Pan - J M Barrie - was born here in 1860. He was the ninth of ten children born to David Barrie, a handloom weaver, and his wife Margaret Ogilvy.

The upper floor is furnished as they may have been when Barrie lived there. The adjacent house , No 11, houses an exhibition - The Genius of JM Barrie - about Barrie's literary and theatrical works. The outside wash-house is said to have been his first theatre.

The Kirriemuir Camera Obscura

In 1930, J M Barrie was given the freedom of Kirriemuir. He subsequently presented the town with the cricket pavilion on Kirrie Hill, and the Camera Obscura within it. It is one of only three in the country and the views from the top are stunning.

Additional Information:

  • Explanatory text in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish
  • Stairlift, Camera Obscura unsuitable for disabled visitors
  • Braille guide book
  • Induction loop for the hard of hearing
  • Tearoom

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    Barrie's Birthplace: A901 / A926 in Kirriemuir, 6 miles north-west of Forfar, Angus.
    Camera Obscura: A901 / A926 situated to the north-east of Kirriemuir and signposted from the town centre.

    Barrie's Birthplace Postcode for SatNav: DD8 4BX


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