View of The People's Story Museum entrance from the Royal Mile

The People's Story Museum

Royal Mile

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

  • People's Story Museum sign of a man holding a newspaper with the name of the museum in black font on a white banner.
  • 'Votes For Women' flag in purple and green font displayed in glass case.
  • Two male wax figures based on the typical working class male from the 80s sit in a pub display playing dominoes and drinking.


The displays include tableaux, original objects, images and personal stories to reveal their fascinating history of the city.

The collection focuses on the history, culture, crafts and trades, and the people of Edinburgh but also as a place to explore more contemporary issues, events and opinions.

What makes the museum stand out is that all of the displays are based around the words of Edinburgh’s people, taken from oral history reminiscences and written sources to tell real stories. The collections reflect this with objects ranging from Friendly Society regalia, banners and material relating to Edinburgh’s diverse communities.

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Key Features

Hearing Loop



Public Parking Nearby

On Public Transport Route

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Donations are welcome.

General Facilities

Public Toilet Facilities


Accessible toilets

Hearing Loop

Large print, braille or audio

Level access to main entrance

Partially suitable for visitors with limited mobility

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Approximate duration and distances shown are from The People's Story Museum.

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