John Muir's Birthplace | Exhibitions


As well as our wonderful permanent exhibition we are delighted to present a programme of changing temporary exhibitions. 

125 Years of the Sierra Club

Until Fri 30 June 2017

Discover how John Muir provided the inspiration for the Sierra Club and its message to explore, enjoy and protect the planet, and how the Club is rising to the environmental challenges of the 21st century.

Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year

Until Sun 29 January 2017

Now in its second year, the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition showcases the work of the many talented photographers who live in, and come to Scotland to capture breath-taking scenery through their lenses. This exhibition brings together the 10 winners of the inaugural John Muir Trust - Wild Spaces category, awarded to photographers whose images represent Scotland's wild places.

The Light Workers

Until Sun 11 Dec 2016 Only!

Tracey Largue's unique photos celebrating 30 years of Dunbar's amazing Christmas light display. Find out how to get involved with this exciting project.

John Muir & America's Best Idea

Now extended to end of November 2016!

2016 is the Centenary of the US National Park Service. This exhibition by Friends of John Muir's Birthplace examines some of the parks most closely associated with Muir.

An Ingenious Whittler - John Muir the Inventor

Saturday 5th March to Sunday 31st July 2016

Find out more about John Muir the Inventor! Our temporary exhibition celebrating the Year of Architecture, Innovation and Design looks at everything from his clocks and barometers to plans for study desks and 'early rising machines'. Sit on the loafer's chair for a noisy surprise or draw up a blueprint for your own invention!

Yosemite National Park, 125 Years Old presented by Friends of John Muir's Birthplace

Wednesday 6th January to Sunday 28th February

On 1 October 1890, Yosemite National Park came into being to protect over 1,100 square miles (3,000 square km) of California's Sierra Nevada. John Muir was a key figure in its creation. This exhibition looks at Muir's contribution, the area's geological history, the story of its indigenous population, its attraction for artists and photographers and more.  Dunbar Grammar School's biennial visits are represented by some of the superb photographs taken by former DGS student Euan McIntosh in 2014.

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