A further weekend of informal public consultation is taking place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September at Moat Brae, George Street, Dumfries from 12 noon to 4pm.
Anyone who is interested in finding out more about the ‘Birthplace of Peter Pan’ is welcome to visit to see the latest proposals for the house and its ‘enchanted’ garden.
The heritage site at Moat Brae is due to open as an international visitor attraction and centre for children’s literature and storytelling in 2017, having been saved from demolition in 2009.
The open days have been running since early Spring, giving local people and tourists of all ages opportunities to see ‘behind the scenes’ at a significant stage in the revival of this important building. Visitors are encouraged to look around the house to see what has been
achieved and to find out about its history through the ages: as a grand family home in Georgian times; the inspirational Victorian childhood playground of world-renowned playwright JM Barrie; a C20th private nursing home and, latterly, as a derelict and decaying
building which was saved from demolition by the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust.
Dame Barbara Kelly, Chairman of the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust said: “Over 1,200 people have already taken part in our informal consultation process on site, contributing their ideas, expertise and suggestions. There has been overwhelming support for our proposals and we hope that many more people will join us to find out for themselves about the plans we have to create a fabulous new visitor attraction for the town and the region.”
For more information about the tours visit www.peterpanmoatbrae.org