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  • Welcome to Moat Brae
    Welcome to Moat Brae
  • Moat Brae The House
    Moat Brae The House
  • Explore the Garden at Moat Brae
    Explore the Garden at Moat Brae
  • The National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling
    The National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling
Moat Brae and The National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling
Moat Brae opened on 1st June 2019 as an international visitor attraction and Scotland’s National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling.

What's on at Moat Brae

What's on at Moat Brae

The National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling

Moat Brae is the home of the National Centre for Children's Literature. The Trust’s vision is to create a world where reading and storytelling are an integral part of growing up.
Plan your Visit
Moat Brae is located in the historic market town of Dumfries in South West Scotland.

For further information on local transport in the area and how to find us click here.

Discover Moat Brae

Take a stroll through the history of a beloved children’s book in a house that lives and breathes story.
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The House
Explore the garden that inspired a legendary ‘Enchanted Land’ of imagination.
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The Garden
A magical visitor attraction that opened to the public on 1 June 2019. 
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Our Story
Moat Brae engages with groups and schools to encourage literacy.
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Groups and Schools

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MinaLima Exhibition "Enchanted Journeys - Adventures in Storytelling"
Come along to Moat Brae for a fun-filled story, music, and play session.