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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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Fascinating museum, brilliantly curated, really accessible

This museum is absolutely engrossing, there's so much to learn, and it's really well curated. It's... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kate L
London, United Kingdom
Best museum in Manchester

Amazing histories are explored and shared in this wonderful museum exploring a variation of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people during the past one hundred years.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“working class” (39 reviews)
“trade unions” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is absolutely engrossing, there's so much to learn, and it's really well curated. It's accessible to young people, but equally engaging for older adults. There's a brilliant mix of written information and visual, sensory displays which keeps your interest and attention. If you...More

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing histories are explored and shared in this wonderful museum exploring a variation of democracy and life. I like to come here every time I'm up. The building is absolutely gorgeous inside and out - the cafe has lovely large glass windows for views. The...More

Thank rockyrelay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To often museums are about the rich and powerful. This is about the ordinary working person and how by working together brought about real change.

Thank david s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great museum that shows the history of England from the 1600 until modern days. Thorough and always interesting.

Thank magmaedia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to arrive just in time to go on a guided tour, which included a general introduction to the museum, then focused specifically on the Peterloo Massacre. The guide was excellent and very engaging.

1  Thank Karina C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum presents the history of working people from 1790 to the present day, not just from Manchester, but the whole country. (It was formerly located in London.) It focuses on aspects of history often neglected. It is very clearly and entertainingly presented. The staff...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You earn your money with work? Well, then you have to see this unique, outstanding museum and get an idea of the history of working class, union movement and workers rights. No matter what your political views are, it's very educating and worth the visit.

Thank indigoeyes111
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Visited on a cold December day. Went with an open mind,literally just saw the name of the museum on the map. The man on the entrance desk was very informative. The museum follows the history of the working people in Manchester over the last 100...More

Thank chris c
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Visited here whilst in Manchester recently. A very interesting but not too large Museum. It charts the history of Manchesters people through the ages. Lots of 'hands on' exhibits too. Particularly loved the section on 'Votes for Women' and enjoyed al the school children looking...More

Thank Julie E
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Fascinating place that charts the political and social development of UK to the present day. I learned a lot but was a little disappointed in the coverage of women's suffrage of which I had expected more given Manchester's connection with the Pankhurst family.

Thank Mark5001
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Ema C
6 November 2016|
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Response from BrightonBN1 | Reviewed this property |
A couple of hours as there is so much to see and experience.
8 January 2015|
Response from cindylou45 | Reviewed this property |
Hi It seems that you have chosen the right day to arrive as the café opens at 8.00 on Saturday. I'm not sure about travelling times from airports as I was staying in the area and walked. The People's History Museum has a... More