Moat Brae was designed by Dumfries architect Walter Newall in 1823 for local solicitor Robert Threshie. At one time it was known as ‘Number One Dumfries‘ and had been a significant property in the town, both as a private residence and as a private hospital/nursing home which was held in great affection by the people of Dumfries and Galloway. It was also acknowledged by J.M Barrie. as an inspiration for his legendary story, Peter Pan.
Moat Brae was abandoned to neglect and vandalism in the late 1990’s and the Peter Pan Action Group was set up in 2009 to start the next chapter in the great adventure of this historic house. The vision is for Moat Brae to be a place which promotes and encourages imagination, creativity and play, for everyone to enjoy, in recognition of its literary, cultural and historical heritage as the birthplace of Peter Pan.
The Dumfries & Galloway chapter are pleased to offer planners a chance to tour this exciting project before it opens to the public. More details for Moat Brae and the Peter Pan Trust can be found on their website.
There are twenty places available for this tour, and a donation to the Trust is requested from attendants.
Please contact Catherine Elliott to reserve your place.