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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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Great smaller museum

This museum is on the smaller side but absolutely fantastic. So fun to visits (for kids and adults!) and has some really interesting exhibits. It's also free which is a huge... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2016
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

This museum is on the smaller side but absolutely fantastic. So fun to visits (for kids and adults!) and has some really interesting exhibits. It's also free which is a huge bonus, I would recommend!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Great museum with lots of local information. We liked how history was told from a local and personal perspective.

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Mexborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

We've looked at going here a few times but there's always been somewhere else that's taken priority but having a short break after Christmas meant we had a bit more time and so we visited. And we're very glad we did. It's not imaginatively titled but there was so much more inside that we were expecting. You're guided round the... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Visited on a rainy day to get out of the weather. Was not what I was expecting but still different! Greet to see development

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Brisvegas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the finance history exhibition on at the moment. Regular displays informative and well done. It's one of a kind and really worth a visit.

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

As a History student, who has studied the labour movement in the Victorian era and the women's suffrage movement in detail, I was most impressed with this museum! I visited with my mum, who enjoyed it equally. The museum is thoughtfully and logically organised. Additionally there was a lot of interactive information; computer screens, audio, objects etc. that were applicable... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Really good museum, very informative and a must for anyone with even a small interest in the social and political history of the UK. Lots of interactive stuff as well as some great artefacts to see. Nice cafe and shop as well and don't forget to sort your parking before you get there as this will save you a lot... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

This was a real surprise for us. A museum about suffrage, the ability to vote, that's got to be dry and dust-ty hasn't it. Not a bit of it this museum is captivating and would suit anyone from year 4 or 5 up to their grandparents with plenty to see, bits to dress up in and games to play, buttons... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

This museum charts the History of the working class from the early days of the Industrial revolution, to recemnt times. The exhibits are many and varied. There are many interactive exhibits, where you can hear recent "Sound Bites" from speeches made by Politicians - Blair, Thatcher and Harol Wilson for example. There are many exhibits from the evryday item to... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

A real range of exhibitions which were educational and engaging with a lot of hands on activities which drew you into the history of the period.

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