Visitor Information

Opening times:

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

See our main Visiting Information page for details of opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period.


Admission is free, but donations are welcome.


The People’s Story doesn’t have its own café, but there are lots of cafés, restaurants and pubs nearby on the Royal Mile.

Just across the road at the Museum of Edinburgh, you’ll find a gift shop selling a range of books, jewellery and gifts.


The People’s Story’s ground and first floor are fully accessible, but not the second floor nor the video room.

Group visits

Because of the number of requests we receive for group visits, if you are planning to visit with a number of others (eg a class or tour group) please complete our Group Visit booking form as far in advance of your proposed visit as possible. This will enable us to determine if determine whether or not we will be able to accommodate your group on the preferred date(s).

Contact us: 

The People's Story, Canongate Tolbooth, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8BN 

Tel: 0131 529 4057


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