Write at the Museum


We’re starting an exciting new writing group at the Museum of Childhood. It will be a small group of up to ten writers. All levels of experience welcome, and types of writing.
Our galleries might inspire new pieces of poetry, prose or memoir, or perhaps give new energy to works in progress.

Enjoy exclusive access while the museum is closed to the public, and write among the wonderful displays. Discuss your work over a cup of tea with the friendly group and get advice from the experienced tutor.

To start, we are offering a four week course over the Autumn and Winter with professional writer Regi Claire, for £80.

Tuesday afternoons, 2.30-4.30pm.

25 October 2016, 22 November 2016, 10 January 2017, 7 February 2017

Get in touch if you have questions or to book your place. alice.sage@edinburgh.gov.uk


Bedtime Stories

What do you remember about your bedtime stories as a child? What did you read with a torch under the covers? Did you tell tales of your toys coming to life?

The next exhibition at the Museum of Childhood will look at these moments when night-time stories blur the line between waking and dreaming.

Inspired by Proust’s recollections of bedtime, and Robert Louis Stevenson’s poems Young Night Thought and The Land of Counterpane we are going to have a big quilt at the centre of the exhibition – this is where you come in.