The Peoples Story Museum

The Peoples Story Museum

About The Peoples Story Museum

163 Canongate , Edinburgh Old Town EH8 8BN
01315294057
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The People’s Story explores the lives of Edinburgh’s ordinary people. From work to home, healthcare to social activities, people of the past are brough to life through re-created settings, displays and costumed figures. Real people's own memories are used throughout the Museum.

Forms of employment such as printing, brewing and domestic service are represented. We look at the lighter side, too, with our displays on leisure and time out. The Museum is packed full of real objects, from a pub sign to prisoner restraints and political reform banners.

The People’s Story is housed in the Canongate Tolbooth, a category ‘A’ listed building built in 1591 on the site of an earlier tolbooth. It was the courthouse, prison and centre of burgh affairs when the Burgh of Canongate was independent from Edinburgh.

Free Admission

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