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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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A monument to the working class

An amazing museum that traces England's fight for democracy and economic justice. Exhibits include... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brooklyn, New York
Best Manchester Museum

Great place to learn about the history of the working people. Really interesting hands on place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people during the past one hundred years.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An amazing museum that traces England's fight for democracy and economic justice. Exhibits include the fight for suffrage, better pay and working critics, the British Communist Party, the Peterloo Massacare, LGBT liberation and more. Plenty of interactive hands-on exhibits to keep yang ones and teens...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to learn about the history of the working people. Really interesting hands on place. Want to know how we got the vote? Suffragettes, unions, the welfare state? Tells the history of the last 200 years also houses the most political banners in the...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing free museum! It has some fantastic items and covers the history of working people and social movements. One of my favourite museums in the UK! Lots of hands on activities for kids too. Great gift shop and cafe also.

Thank trav3l1980
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a sociology student and someone who regularly writes about politics and society this place is a goldmine. So many wonderful exhibitions including two permanent and often at least one temporary. The recent LGBT+ exhibition was particularly special. Entry is free and there is a...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The People's History Museum doesn't just have a laudable mission, its stories are engagingly and effectively told. We made a trip because of the queer exhibit but discovered there was a lot more to the museum and a great deal to learn. We really enjoyed...More

1  Thank AWoodcourt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a lot to see here, you may want to come back several times, but its a real immersive education

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a couple of wonderful hours today wandering the floors of the free People's Museum. Learned about a seminal event in British history that I hadn't heard of before: Peterloo Massacre. It does a fantastic job of personalizing the history of labour by tracing five...More

1  Thank Beeflips
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A superb museum with so much to see. Changing exhibitions are always interesting. Educational and full of history.

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The People's History Museum as the name states is about the history of the people. It sheds lights about the social and political developments of the UK particularly in the last 3 centuries. A very interesting place to visit.

Thank Jeszmond
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I must preface this review with the admission that I'm one of those leftie types and therefore this museum suits my politics perfectly. However, that doesn't mean that the museum offers an uncritical look at left-wing, trade union politics. On the contrary the changing exhibitions...More

1  Thank mada421
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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