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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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Great Experience

A great location for visiting. Spent a couple of hours with the grandchildren and we all found it... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Blackpool, United Kingdom
People's History Museum

Bringing social and political and economic history together from any perspective is no easy task... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
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 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

A great location for visiting. Spent a couple of hours with the grandchildren and we all found it interesting and informative. It was very hands on and well worth making a donation at the end of the visit.

Thank davidwilliambarnes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Bringing social and political and economic history together from any perspective is no easy task. In terms of the narrative of ordinary 'working' people, I think that this museum makes a very credible job of doing so in a very engaging way. By the end,...More

Thank GastonLeroux
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Excellent museum which we have returned to when in Manchester. Enjoyment depends on the particular theme at the time but the exhibitions are always interesting, eclectic and give a fresh point of view. Plenty of interactive bits usualy for younger visitors. Cafe and souvenirs good...More

Thank TopHatB
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Visited this with my son, both found it boring and only spent 10 mins in the place. Not enough exhibits.

Thank bobble350
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Only had 1/2 hour to pop in as we kept walking past. Definitely worth a couple of hours on a rainy day. Most guys would probably like it too with all the industry and politics involved in the displays. Its free and they appreciate a...More

Thank liezathorp
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The artwork on display from locals was better than the museum itself. You should be able to walk through the museum rather quickly.

Thank Julio5259
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Good time out the family and friends. So much to see and do. Very interactive! We were there for hours and it wasn't just the children that were having all of the fun

Thank Frizzychris
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This was my first visit to the museum which I did with my 10 year old son. The sources on display - writing, art, banners, audio/video are well laid out and divided into pre-45 and post-45 rooms. Obviously the focus is on how Manchester contributed...More

1  Thank changingman2001
Reviewed 3 September 2016

You could easily spend two hour browsing the information and displays in this small museum spanning three floors and still not absorb the vast amount of knowledge and historical facts relating to the political situation and plight of 'the working man/woman' over the past two...More

Thank Billmarge
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I wish I'd been to this museum when I was doing history at school and that my daughter had been before her history exams! It is simply excellent when it comes to explaining 19th - 20th British history. The displays are packed with information and...More

Thank Tigger42
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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