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People's Story, Edinburgh

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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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  • Museum free (you can make a donation to the output) very interesting! We walked into this Museum of curiosity by saying that if it wasn't top, we spend our way... but in the end, we stayed there to discover each room and each of the panels. As its name suggests, this Museum pays tribute and traces the history of Scottish society until today. Very well done and very interesting!
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  • This museum deals with the life of the Scottish population in the last centuries/decades. I found it somewhat old-fashioned, it had its charm but also somehow! The wax figures are made fun and the exhibition is overall quite nice to look at. It is spread over various floors in an old winding house, which stands directly on the Royal Mile. It is rather small and not necessarily more than a half / hour you must schedule for his visit. The exhibition is equipped with many texts, but only in English.
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  • This is a gem of a museum. It's not very big, but it packs in a lot of information (in displays, semi-animatronics, artefacts, and reading boards) about the daily life of ordinary folk who lived and w...  read more »
  • Very nice museum but I think it could be more interactive stuff to make it more interesting.
  • 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
  • It was ok, but a lot of reading imho, i would have liked it , if there was more interaction and also a short video to tell you of the history of the people's story but it was out of order when we visited , glad it was free so no complaints from me thanks ian
  • Gorgeous , I liked it a lot there is different stories about people's history in Edinburg in addition the staff were so friendly.
  • Good day out and to see one of my old work calleg on fillm on the top floor
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