JM Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, lived locally and played extensively within the house and gardens of the existing property, and he has acknowledged that this was the inspiration for the boy who never grew up.

This contract consists of the renovation of the existing category B listed building, originally designed by a renowned local architect, and the construction of new east and west extensions to provide a learning centre for children’s literature, café, and meeting spaces over four floors including an existing and a new basement. In addition there is extensive work to the gardens being carried out, including new play equipment, a pirate ship, lookout, Indian camp, and new planting.

Visitors will be given an introductory presentation and a tour around the site.

Address 101 George Street

The site is immediately adjacent to Dumfries Academy

Site Entrance
Parking available no
Length of Visit 30 Minutes
Maximum Group Size 6
Register by March 22, 2018
Disabled Access no
Child Restrictions yes

Children must be over 8 years old, and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Elaine Marr

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The next Open Doors will take place in 2019.

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