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The Peoples Story Museum

The People's Story gives an unique insight in to Edinburgh's working class people from the 18th century to the late 20th century.

The Peoples Story Museum

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163 Canongate , Edinburgh Old Town EH8 8BN
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From work to home, healthcare to social activities, people of the past are brought 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.

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