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John Muir Birthplace

John Muir, the pioneering conservationist and instigator of National Parks, was born in Dunbar, East Lothian.

John Muir’s birthplace, which was derelict, has recently transformed the home into an interpretative centre to highlight his work and achievements and worth a visit – it is free.

The John Muir Birthplace Trust, formed in September 1998, aims to secure the future of John Muir’s birthplace in Dunbar and to develop the interpretative centre and popularise Muir’s work.

Muir was born in 1838, some years after the houses at Templelands were built.  He emigrated with his parents to the United States, which is where he settled and campaigned for the preservation of natural environments.

Muir & Roosevelt
Muir & Roosevelt

By templelands

Holiday Let in Dunbar
Stay in a Historic Home in the Royal Burgh of Dunbar