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People's Story

Whilst many museums focus on the most famous figures throughout history, often times the stories of common citizens are lost throughout the years. However, the unique People's Story Museum seek to preserve these life histories. Located in Edinburgh, the museum seeks to tell the story of ordinary people, starting from the late eighteenth century to the present with a variety of exhibits, which are housed within the museum's 3 galleries. Stories are told through recordings, reconstructions of typical home and workspaces, as well as photographs and letters. To complete the experience, watch a documentary in the film screening room.

  • Begin a tour by admiring the Edinburgh People's Story Museum's collection of banners and flags, which highlight the various calls for reformation, political agendas, and represent historic trade unions.
  • Don’t miss the film portion of the museum, which tells the story of four ordinary people who were born and raised in Edinburgh, and still live and work there.
  • To help bring the museum exhibits to life, the People's Story features many wax figures dressed in historic clothing styles.

The People's Story Museum is located within the historic Canongate Tolbooth building along Canongate in the Royal Mile area of Edinburgh. Many local city tours provide stops near the museum, as well as routes to various attractions throughout the city. Public buses are a reliable and cost effective way of travelling to the famous building; Lothian Buses and First Buses operate an efficient, convenient service to the museum. Taxis are also an excellent, though pricier, option. For those staying near the museum, cycling is a great alternative to public transport, and bicycles are available for rent for reasonable prices.

Hotels in People's Story

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From US$98

1 The Inn Place

4 stars
4.0 / 5 4 reviews

20-30 Cockburn Street Map

Stay 5 nights save 25%

With tasteful units strategically set a stone's throw away from major attractions, The Inn Place makes for a suitable starting point for exploring the heritage-rich Scotland capital. This Edinburgh... More

Great location
It just a short walk from A100 airlink bus dropped off however the road was steep uphill (careful for big luggage). It in the middle of Royal mile. During our stay the escalator (only one they...
25 Aug 2015
From US$102

2 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 36 reviews

31-35 Grassmarket Map


Situated in the centre of the old city with views over Edinburgh Castle, the Apex International Hotel Edinburgh is the perfect place for a city break. The Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is... More

Good for a short trip
The location is good if you want to visit the Edinburgh castle. Wonderful view from room. The room is comfortable and clean. The staffs at the desk are always helpful and friendly. The breakfast...
7 Sep 2015
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3 Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 25 reviews

61 Grassmarket Map


The Apex City Hotel Edinburgh is located right at the heart of the Old City on Grassmarket - an area famed for its vibrant restaurants and nightlife. On the doorstep are Edinburgh's must see... More

Great location, comfortable room but poor bar and limited parking
This hotel is located right in the middle of Grassmarket in Edinburgh which is ideal for exploring the city and a very nice location. The parking spaces were limited which meant that once you had...
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4 Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

4 stars
4.4 / 5 11 reviews

80 High Street, The Royal Mile Map

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Fab trip with friends!
Perfect location for everything. Very funny, very charming concierge in kilt, checked us in and we got upgraded. This impressed and amused our American friend to no end. All staff were very...
24 Sep 2015
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5 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.7 / 5 51 reviews

23-27 Waterloo Place Map


The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh enjoys a prestigious location at the east end of Princes Street, just minutes from both transport links and city amenities. The recently opened luxury... More

very nice
the hotel was very clean staff all very helpful location was brilliant . On the mines their was no view just the air con. It was not a big problem as we where just sleeping their. Yes it is a...
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6 Ballantrae Albany Hotel

4 stars
3.7 / 5 13 reviews

37 - 49 Albany Street Map

FREE WiFi included

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A little Gem!
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7 Haggis Hostel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

5West Register Street Map

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Haggis Hostel is a strategic base for travellers and backpackers in the heritage-rich Scotland capital looking for centrally located and cosy spaces without the hefty price tag. Set close to... More

From US$238

8 The Scotsman Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 32 reviews

20 North Bridge Map

Late Deal - 10% OFF

The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh is an ideal base for exploring the city's cultural, historical and renowned shopping facilities. Places of interest including the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland,... More

weekend break
Very friendly staff. Good location for train station. Clean tidy room.
1 May 2015
From US$113

9 Stay Edinburgh City Apartments - Royal Mile

4 stars
4.0 / 5 6 reviews

217 High Street Map

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Whether in Edinburgh for business or for leisure, discerning travellers find an ideal base in the top-notch facilities, elegant spaces and quality services of Stay Edinburgh City Serviced... More

Excellent value n perfect location
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From US$232

10 Rocco Forte Balmoral Hotel

5 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

1 Princes Street Map

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super great
It was really really great. The people were most helpful and location is perfect. Keep up the work and hope to stay again!!
13 Sep 2015
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