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People's Story, Edinburgh

(4.3/5 based on 240+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Really interesting museum going through the history and times of how the people of Edinburgh lived through the different era's. .  more »
  • A delightful little museum, and free entry! Tells the story of ordinary Edinburgh folk over the years: a fascinating insight into the social history of the city. Only let down is it all seems to stop ...  more »
  • This one was a nice stop but we'd just seen bunches of stuff so we flew through it rather quickly. Nonetheless, it was totally cool like being at Disneyland without the animation. It was a nice contra...  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.