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People's Story, Edinburgh

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The People’s Story explores the lives of Edinburgh’s ordinary people at work and play from the late 18th century to today. The People’s Story is housed in the Canongate Tollbooth, a Royal Mile landmark built in 1591 and used in the past to conduct burgh affairs, collect taxes and as a jail. If you want to experience a real slice of Edinburgh life in the past, from workdays to washdays, high days to holidays, The People’s Story is the museum to visit.
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TripAdvisor
  • A great place to start your tour of the city. Insight to history of town and especially the people. Helps understand other aspects of city  more »
  • This little gem told the people's story of Edinburgh, from the different types of workers and how things were for them, to how people lived and different events which happened and impacted on them. I ...  more »
  • This museum is free. It is a well designed and very interesting museum with excellent period-set displays. The short personal stories are an excellent touch. This place is well worth a visit. You will...  more »
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  • Great free place. Covers history from way back till 1980s. Well worth the visit.
  • Very nice museum but I think it could be more interactive stuff to make it more interesting.
  • It's a very simple museum, free entrance, that tells you a bit about how Irish people lived along the centuries.
  • A great old building in the toolbooth good stories and friendly staff up in the attic area there is a movie room the wind blows through the stonework and is quite creepy,good fun
  • Gorgeous , I liked it a lot there is different stories about people's history in Edinburg in addition the staff were so friendly.