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 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
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
We are delighted to have reopened our doors on Wed 5th May. We are currently open Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.15pm). To find out about our Covid19 procedures, please click here.
John Muir’s Birthplace is in Dunbar, East Lothian. Just off the A1, in the centre of the town, towards the north end of the High Street.
John Muir was an inventor, botanist, geologist, glaciologist, farmer and artist.