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Panorama showing the interior of The People's Story, a museum in Edinburgh.

People's Story Museum - FURTHER INFORMATION

People's Story Museum - Edinburgh visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'People's Story Museum' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Lothian.

The People's Story is a free museum on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Occupying the former historical Canongate Tolbooth building, a former tax collecting house and prison. Today visitors can explore different aspects of life of the people of Edinburgh over the centuries. Here visitors can discover medieval Edinburgh, trade, punishment and life in the city. Other exhibits talk about how the people of Edinburgh coped during times of war, changing working environments and found leisure.

The People's Story is run by Edinburgh Council, entrance is free. It is wheelchair accessible and has Induction loop hearing systems, facilities for visually impaired and nappy changing facilities. Nearby are the Museum of Edinburgh and Canongate Kirk.


The People's Story
Canongate Tolbooth,
Royal Mile,
Edinburgh EH8 8BN
Tel: 0131 529 4057
Museum Website


Bus: Various to North Bridge and South Bridge, 35 down Canongate from South Bridge.
Walk: The museum stands on Cannongate, opposite the Museum of Edinburgh and next to Canongate Kirk.

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