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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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A unique museau describing the Industrial revolution and its impact. Not to be missed.

Well presented, very informative but well organized and explained - a must for everyone visiting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kfar-Saba Israel

An excellent museum illustrating northern political and social history through banners, posters and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
North Wales, 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 5 days ago

Well presented, very informative but well organized and explained - a must for everyone visiting Manchester.

Thank noa49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent museum illustrating northern political and social history through banners, posters and artefacts. Housed in the amazing historical space of the hydro electric building. The cafe looked good. We had eaten badly elsewhere and I wished we had tried the cafe with its broad...More

Thank VanessaRoad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So interesting and not your usual museum. Was an LBGT seminar on at the time I visited so lots of people but so colourful and vibrant. Well laid out and descriptions brilliant, not boring old style museum!

Thank Fe W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum covers the social, political and economic history of the UK for the past 300 or so years. It has photos, exhibitions, memorabilia, and interactive activities on a wide range of subjects including - Workplace: Covering Unions, the right to strike, the general...More

Thank martinmolloy72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great few hours spent learning about our country and its people; educational and well worth a visit. Free admission, but you can leave a well deserved donation!

Thank jeff b
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank John Y
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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

1  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 12 August 2017 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 9 August 2017 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

1  Thank James W
Reviewed 7 August 2017

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
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Ema C
7 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