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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
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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beautiful ..amazing

must visit place beautiful view ... a holiday to remember :) , nice food nice women , everythings just so nice <3... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2016
adam b
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

must visit place beautiful view ... a holiday to remember :) , nice food nice women , everythings just so nice <3 ...............................................................................................................................................................................

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Reviewed 7 June 2016

We would truly recommend the People's History Museum to anyone who has a passion for the past history of working people in Britain - a really good hour spent exploring the past and learning more about what individuals did to make us the society of today.

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Thank Christine W
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

good exhibitions and very educational bringing history to life. Makes history more real seeing what people experienced- should have more specialised exhibits for the people of past manchester

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Very interesting museum of people's struggle centred on events in Manchester. A timely reminder of what working people have fought for and achieved.

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Reviewed 4 June 2016

A wonderfully set out, interactive and visually appealing display of modern history. I particularly enjoyed seeing a history of political campaign posters and the temporary photography exhibition. In the foyer at present there is an EU tunnel which gives both sides of the Brexit debate. Exhibits were wonderfully curated and the gift shop boasts unique and crafted gifts. We did... More 

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Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

The museum tells the story of ordinary people and the development of various political movements. Excellent overview of history in a very accessible fashion. The staff were also friendly and welcoming.

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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Me and my Mam visited here the other day and we were a bit surprised by it. There was a lot of information about the people of Manchester and politics but there was a lot of reading to do so I wouldn't say it was good for children. Spent a couple of hours here but not sure I would return.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

National centre for the collection, conservation, interpretation and study of material relating to the history of working people in Britain. There is a Labour History Archive & Study Centre, along with exhibition galleries for both the museum's collection and temporary exhibitions. situated in the Old Pumphouse. Great café too!

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Reviewed 1 June 2016

The exhibitions are well organized and gives a good idea of the industrialization of the North and the people who lived there and their struggles. Also shows the impact that major historic events had and the city and its people. Very good place to visit with children.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

A very interesting and informative museum with lots to learn about the history of britain from a social/political perspective. Suitable for secondary age children - who will be shocked by how much life has changed even in the past 100 years.

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