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Of all delectable islands the Neverland is the snuggest and most compact,
not large and sprawly, you know, with tedious distances
between one adventure and another, but nicely crammed

J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Imagine a place where anything is possible – where creativity and play are celebrated and shared.


National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling

Our 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.

We aim to do this by:

Restoring the structure and fabric of the Georgian building, securing its future as a major asset for the local community

Establishing a national centre that will celebrate children’s literature and storytelling across all time and all cultures

Reinventing the garden as J.M. Barrie’s Neverland, his ‘enchanted land’ where the playing of childhood games so inspired him

This will result in a major new attraction, welcoming visitors from all over the world throughout the year, ensuring the financial sustainability of the house and garden at Moat Brae.


COMING SOON…

 Magical Georgian Townhouse

 Stories of the Place Where Peter Pan Began

 Interactive Rooms

Neverland Discovery Garden

Artists in Residence 

MAKE, WRITE, DRAW, ACT, FILM, CREATE AND PLAY

Workshops and Events

Visiting Exhibitions

 Children’s Stories and Authors

Family Reading Room

Bank of Stories

 Education Suite 

 Cafe 

Book Shop

Would you like an adventure now… or would you like to have your tea first?
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

EXPLORE * BE INSPIRED * IMAGINATION * ADVENTURES * PLAY * NEVER GROW UP