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People's History Museum

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Address: Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
Phone Number:
+44 161 839 6061
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people...

This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people during the past one hundred years.

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This is a lesser-known museum, but don't let the lack of publicity put you off. It is just fabulous! So please, do visit. It's quite small, so not as much standing and walking as... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lesser-known museum, but don't let the lack of publicity put you off. It is just fabulous! So please, do visit. It's quite small, so not as much standing and walking as one has to tolerate at the bigger museums. Modern building, good lifts, spacious, clean and stylish, and full of the history of us ordinary people. I... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much to see and learn about Manchester and the surrounding area. We were blow away by the LGBT+ exhibition Never Going Underground. So many heroic and painful stories. A must for all visitors irrespective of sexuality.

Thank NeilSutton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unusual museum with the emphasis very strongly on social and political history worth a visit if this interests you but not much for a casual visitor

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tells the story of social history of the Industrial Revolution to present day. Highly detailed politics and the development for the working man. Also a LGTB exhibition gave an insight to more contemporary issues. I took my kids aged 14 and 12, difficult to hold their interest really, but then it had been a long day! (That said they enjoyed... More 

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County Kerry, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently visited the Peoples History museum....lots of interesting items there ...a wonderful interactive piece telling the story of 5 generations of a family....their living conditions eg a little girl had to go work in the cotton factory when she was only 6 years old, typical activities, including excellent info on the expansion of voting rights firstly to the working man... More 

Thank 1956Anne
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the museum has a number of short term exhibitions on as well as its main infromation. A great history lesson on Manchesters evolution during the industrial revolation and also other things it is famous for such as the suffragette movement. Great shop and cafe.

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Temporary exhibition illustrating the history of activism towards LGBT equality. Interesting and educationalu

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very well displayed and very interesting to read. All sorts of stories relating to the working class. Funny posters too. Things to open and do there too. Interesting little things to buy in the shop.

Thank Hirlsa H
Cremieu, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When in Manchester, don't hesitate to go there and spend a couple of hours in that excellent museum. You will know more about the Storm of Britain in general and Manchester in particular. It is free, and like most museums in Britain, designed to educate without being boring...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I came with a class of 17-year-old Danes, and our guide made an effort to articulate so that the students would understand him and he did a good job of inspiring them and including them during the tour. The students liked this museum the best of the ones we visited during our stay in Manchester.

Thank grylle

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