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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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A Gem

Visited on a cold December day. Went with an open mind,literally just saw the name of the museum on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
chris c
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
via mobile
People Power

Visited here whilst in Manchester recently. A very interesting but not too large Museum. It charts... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie E
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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” (38 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
+44 161 839 6061
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Perhaps today, more than ever before, this museum provides a vital history of the struggle of ordinary people for emancipation. A tremendous museum - and essential to visit.

Thank Douglas L
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Lots of interesting exhibits. Feels quite biased towards workers striving for their rights from the Industrial Revolution onwards. Nothing wrong with that but the name of the museum doesn't really indicate that.

Thank altyc
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Charts the history of the struggles for workers rights and voting rights and other social history. When I was there a party of young school children was there with their teacher having a lesson and enacting protests so was quite noisy! May be better to...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We did not know much about this museum when we visited so were incredibly pleased with what we found. It covers a wide range of social history issues, such as workers' rights and women's votes and trade unions, all with an emphasis on Manchester itself....More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 30 October 2017

What a marvellous place! Assuming that one is interested in social and political history, and the struggles of ordinary people to get what we deserve, this place cannot be beaten. In all honesty, I was completely absorbed and lost myself here for hours...being a political...More

Thank SollyWM
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is a neat nicely-designed museum based on an interesting social theme. The exhibits are well-curated and displayed but it fails to address its subject matter with due impartiality, having a conspicuous socialist/feminist/LGBT etc agenda that undermines its authority. One example: the display of three...More

1  Thank R H
Reviewed 24 October 2017

My wife and I with our 8 year old grandson visited the Peoples History Museum on a wet Monday morning at half term. We were not sure if it would be suitable for my grandson and to be fair he enjoyed some of the exhibits...More

Thank Colin19654
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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