John Buchan is a national figure within both a Scottish and UK context. Through his prolific writing and by his many and varied contributions to public life, he was a highly influential figure, particularly during the inter-war period. His final role as Governor General of Canada, and the popularity of film adaptations of his novel The Thirty Nine Steps, have also helped to give him an international reputation which continues to this day. As a novelist, historian, journalist, politician, soldier and public servant, his influence can be seen in numerous areas of the first half of the twentieth century. ‘The John Buchan Story’ explores Buchan’s life and writing, showing the variety and scale of his personal experience and literary output, beyond simply The Thirty Nine Steps. The Museum illustrates Buchan’s sense of adventure, including time spent in South Africa. Exploration and travel were a source of rejuvenation for Buchan, who often found expression through his writing.
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Admission: Adults £2, Children: free
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Facilities and services
- Library with public access
- Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
- Research facilities for academics
- Parking for disabled available
- Wheelchair access to all public areas
- Adult lectures and courses held
- Braille information and/or interpretation
- Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
- Events and resources for children and families
- Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
- General guide to collections available
- Loan service
- Member of staff available with responsibility for education
- Primary school education service available
- Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
- Public access available to collections information
- Secondary school education service available
- Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
- Touch exhibits
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