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July 2017

Geology

Exhibition: John Muir & Geology

Sunday, July 30, 2017 - Thursday, October 5, 2017
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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Explore John Muir’s passion for geology and the role this played in his own adventures and discoveries.

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October 2017

Exhibition: This is Earth

Sunday, October 8, 2017 / 1:00 pm - Saturday, November 18, 2017 / 5:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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Toad

This is Earth, an exhibition of contemporary art, aims to consider aspects of our planet. The artwork on show does not concern itself with the outward appearance or geography of earth. Rather, it is each artist’s own expression of what it means to them to inhabit the planet in the here and now. For example, Edinburgh based artist David Hutchison exhibits three small bronze sculptures which combine the natural world with technology. Technology is something that is hard to avoid…

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November 2017

Craig McDearmid

Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - Sunday, January 7, 2018
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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Now in its third year, the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition is the brainchild of respected Scottish Landscape photographer, Stuart Lowe. His aim is to showcase the work and raise the profiles of the many talented photographers who live in, and come to Scotland to capture breathtaking scenery through their lenses.   It is a true photographer of the year competition, where the overall winner is chosen from a portfolio of work and judged from the quality of…

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February 2018

JMA21 exhibition

John Muir Award – 21 Years On

Monday, February 12, 2018 - Sunday, March 25, 2018
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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The public launch of the John Muir Award took place at Dunbar Leisure Pool on 26 February 1997. Twenty-one years later the John Muir Award is the main engagement initiative of the John Muir Trust. We are delighted to highlight some of the John Muir Award Activity in East Lothian in this free exhibition. The many sides of John Muir are a huge inspiration  for John Muir Award Groups. Aimed at encouraging people to appreciate and understand the value of the…

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June 2018

Keith - Hetch Hetchy side canyon

William Keith and John Muir: Kindred Souls

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - Friday, August 31, 2018
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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Curated by Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace, the theme of the exhibition is the life of artist William Keith and his friendship with John Muir. Entitled ‘William Keith and John Muir: Kindred Souls’, it charts Keith’s life from his birth on 21 November 1838 in Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, until he and Muir first met in Yosemite Valley in October 1872.  The two instantly became friends, bound together by similar interests in, and attitudes towards, nature and of course their Scottishness. The exhibition…

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September 2018

Table Saw

An Ingenious Whittler – John Muir The Inventor

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - Sunday, November 18, 2018
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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Our ever-popular temporary exhibition returns celebrating the amazing machines that John Muir invented to make life easier.  His designs included 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!

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November 2018

Inspired by John Muir

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - Friday, December 21, 2018

This wonderful selection of photos are the winning entries of a joint competition run by John Muir’s Birthplace and the Facebook group Dunbar in Pictures. The photography competition was open to all photographers, professional and amateur alike.   The brief encouraged photographers to take time to look at the landscapes around Dunbar and the fine detail in nature that inspired John Muir as a child growing up in Dunbar. Photos of anything from landscapes to macro shots of nature, or…

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January 2019

New Exhibition – ‘Flora’ by Cathy Bell

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - Saturday, February 16, 2019
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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Look out for our exciting first exhibition of 2019.  From 5 January until 16 February, we are proud to host artist Cathy Bell's solo show, 'flora'. In her exhibition of artwork and photography Cathy Bell is concerned with capturing a personal connection with the natural world of "flora". For paintings she has chosen to depict plants, flowers and trees which mean something to her personally and also for their shape, line and colour. She is not interested in rendering a…

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February 2019

Chris Thomas 'Silva'

‘Silva’ by Chris Thomas

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - Sunday, March 24, 2019
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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We are delighted to present ‘Silva: a meditation on trees and woods in eleven photographs’ by photographer Chris Thomas. 20th February – 24th March. Humankind has had an intimate relationship with trees and woodland since the days of our earliest ancestors – on the one hand, practical and prosaic, on another, a deeply-felt sense of their intrinsic value as living things, expressed spiritually by some. The importance of trees and woodland as part of a sustainable, richly-biodiverse and resilient future…

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March 2019

John Muir in the French Pyrenees

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - Sunday, March 31, 2019
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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A powerpoint exhibition about John Muir and the origin of the first American National Parks in the French Pyrenees! The panels of this exhibition were done last school year by nine sixteen-year-old pupils from Jean Dupuy High School in Tarbes with the help of a history and geography teacher and myself. Tarbes is situated in the south west of France, very near to the Pyrenees National Park. I have been teaching English in this school for three years. Being a…

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