When I was a boy in Scotland I was fond of everything that was wild, and all my life I’ve been growing fonder and fonder of wild places and wild creatures.

John Muir, The Story of my Boyhood and Youth

John Muir was born in 1838 ...

John Muir c1902

John Muir c1902

John Muir was an inventor, botanist, geologist, glaciologist, farmer and artist. He achieved fame as a best selling writer, explorer and environmental campaigner.

About John Muir

Visit his birthplace in Dunbar

Muir statue in Dunbar

Muir statue in Dunbar

Explore the life and legacy of this remarkable man in the house where he was born – now a unique museum and the starting point of the John Muir Way.

Plan your Visit

Winter Opening Hours

1st October 2023 – 31st March 2024 * 

Opening hours update for Friday 1st December: Due to unforeseen circumstances we will be open from 2pm to 5pm today instead of our usual 12.45pm to 5pm.

John Muir’s Birthplace is free to visit.

Wed – Thurs: 10am – 2.15pm
Fri – Sun: 12.45pm – 5pm
Mon & Tues: Closed

Last entry 30 minutes before close.

* Closed 25th December 2023 to 2nd January 2024 inclusive.