The People’s Story Museum

When walking through the streets of Edinburgh, you are surrounded by history. Whilst the city’s more popular attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle or The Palace of Holyroodhouse, disclose secrets of the rich and famous, The People’s Story Museum explores the lives of the ordinary people. Situated on the Royal Mile, it takes only a few […]

When walking through the streets of Edinburgh, you are surrounded by history. Whilst the city’s more popular attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle or The Palace of Holyroodhouse, disclose secrets of the rich and famous, The People’s Story Museum explores the lives of the ordinary people. Situated on the Royal Mile, it takes only a few minutes to walk from the city centre to the museum.

It is housed in the Canongate Tollbooth, a building constructed in 1591 that itself has enough stories to tell. For a long time, it was used for court sessions and council meetings and since 1989, the building has housed the exhibition. Entering the first room, you are welcomed by one of the many costumed figures. Your walk through the museum is accompanied by sounds and plenty of written documents that give the visitors an idea of the living conditions some hundred years ago. The exhibition focuses not only on the work, but also on leisure activities of the time.

If you want to get more detailed information, you shouldn’t be afraid of reading the numerous descriptions. All in all, it’s worth it to visit the museum. Give it a try!

Canongate Tollbooth, Royal Mile, Mon – Sat: 10am – 5pm; Sun: 12pm – 5pm (during Edinburgh Festival), admission free, edinburghmuseums.org.uk/Venues/The-People-s-Story

Curso/CTR Travel Writing Team Edinburgh
Lisa Weckbrodt

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  1. Lena has added a suggestion, note on 10. May 2013 | Permalink

    immer ein Vergnügen bei euch zu lesen. keep going!

  2. Tim has added a suggestion, note on 27. May 2013 | Permalink

    hi, looking forward to my arrival in Berlin on this weekend. See you there. Sure will be an excellent and funny summer project again.

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