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People's Story, Edinburgh

4.4
#16 of 66 in Museums in Edinburgh
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  • It's Free, it's for real, it's the authentic story of the ordinary people of Edinburgh / Leith. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming. Go visit right now! ( Ok not Mondays or Tuesdays) b...  more »
  • My first time in this museum very helpful and knowledgeable staff . The material is well laid out and easy to read it is on several levels and not suited for wheel chairs ,there are toilets on the pre...  more »
  • This free (as most in Scotland) museum tells you lots of wonderful stories about ordinary people and how they managed to live years ago. It's maybe not that big and interesting like The National Museu...  more »
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  • Fascinating insights into the people's history of Edinburgh. Entrance by donation, with a lovely gift shop and friendly informative staff.
  • Very interesting and lively evocation of the working class. I found it a bit too one-sided and political correct. But a must see still.
  • This is probably the coolest small museum in Edinburgh that nobody outside of Scotland has heard of. The story of the people and their struggles and lives is incredible, honest, and endearing. Go to this place! Make a donation to keep it alive. Ask lots of questions, the staff wandering around are happy to chat with you.
  • One of the few museums that deserve 5 stars among all the cities I´ve visited. It is about the life of ordinary people in Edinburgh from 16th century till now, and this is a change, where all palaces and pretty buildings speak about the rich (bastards). Don´t fool yourself, you are ordinary so this is your museum. This tells how your life would have been should you have been born 200 years ago. Includes gender perspective which is very necessary. Escape the brainless flock queueing at castle of Edinburgh and don´t miss this one.
  • Hadn't visited here before so popped in for a quick visit - a good size, with a focus on the 'real' people of Edinburgh, rather than the famous names. It covers up until the early 1990s and some things are a bit dated, but for a free museum can't complain! Particularly enjoyed the room with the various professions, and how they compared men to women. There are some stairs, but there also appeared to be a lift for those with mobility issues. A small gift shop and toilets are available.
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