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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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Really interesting displays

I didn't really know what to expect when I visited the People's History Museum but I'd heard good... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
RosieRoo89
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Social history where it began!

The only problem with this museum is that it does not appear to be catered for by any of the many... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
Jimmy K
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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
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Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
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+44 161 839 6061
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"working class"
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"peterloo massacre"
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"trade unions"
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"left wing"
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"working conditions"
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"labour party"
in 16 reviews
"union banners"
in 9 reviews
"temporary exhibition"
in 13 reviews
"industrial revolution"
in 28 reviews
"interesting displays"
in 11 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 27 reviews
"great insight"
in 8 reviews
"the ground floor"
in 14 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"on display"
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"great place to visit"
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"free entry"
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I didn't really know what to expect when I visited the People's History Museum but I'd heard good things so I decided to give it a go. The museum itself is in a striking modern building and the staff on the desk were helpful and...More

Thank RosieRoo89
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

The only problem with this museum is that it does not appear to be catered for by any of the many signs around the city centre... So you may struggle to find it amongst all the new buildings around the 'Left Bank'. However when you...More

1  Thank Jimmy K
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

Easy to get there, free and the exhibits are interesting, interactive, moving and informative. The banners are must sees.

Thank Gabrielle K
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

A very interesting museum considering the cost to those who were "human cogs" in manchesters industrial machine, in terms of health and quality of life, of the rapid industrial progress of the 19th century and the attempts to ensure that workers shared in the resulting...More

Thank SAinExeter
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this museum and it prompted us to talk about the nature of power, the class system, satire and how we felt about lots of modern issues. Very worthwhile.

Thank Neil R
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

The main point about the Museum is that it draws together the progressive personalities and issues of the last two centuries in an accessible and engaging way. This is the non-establishment history of our nation, the antidote to the historic properties and country estates which...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

My girlfriend had heard many good things about this place, but I wasn't sure if I wanted to travel all the way to Manchester just to visit a museum. I'm so happy that we did! The museum is situated in a pleasant and accessible district...More

1  Thank MrHarryWalton
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Although the class issue is not too subtle here, the exhibits are first rate and new and fresh. You could easily spend an hour or two here with their unique history of the labor movement in the UK.

Thank Winstonthedog
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Free museum, not far from city centre and on the water front. Well laid out with good range of interactive multi media and very informative in an interesting way. Even my husband who has no knowledge or interest in topic, enjoyed the visit and came...More

Thank Joolsthebabe
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is an incredible museum, so much for all ages - there was a children's story time going on when we visited. The experience was informative and moving and I'm going to take my family there as soon as I can.

Thank jaci10
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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.
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limegreen07
8 January 2015|
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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
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