Explore the House

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There are secrets and surprises around every corner in Moat Brae.

Take a stroll through the history of a beloved children’s book in a house that lives and breathes story.


Explore Moat Brae, an architectural wonder, reconstructed to its 1870s heyday when its most regular visitor was the teenage Jamie Barrie. His years in Dumfries as the “happiest of his life” and he credited the garden at Moat Brae as the inspiration for Peter Pan and Neverland.

Experience for yourself the magical setting that gave rise to such invention and creativity and let your own imagination flourish!

Treasure Trails and TOrch reveals

Dig down into characters and plot to bring our stories to life with fun games and activities.

Uncover secrets with a flash of light and watch the house come alive around you.

You never know what wonder might be hiding in the most ordinary of places.

Revisiting neverland

Explore the magical room where Wendy, John and Michael dream of learning to fly.

Peep inside the minds of the Darling children, Catch Peter Pan’s shadow and follow the fairy dust in our interactive game before crawling through Nana’s Kennel and to your Neverland beyond…

Play and Enjoy

Step into our ‘Play’ room and have fun with props, scripts and costumes.

Let your imagination take flight as you create stories and discover your very own Neverland in the room overlooking JM Barrie’s own ‘Enchanted Land’.

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