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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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An Important and Fascinating National Museum

This has to be my favorite museum. I visit every few months and still find new and interesting exhibits. The story it tells, the story of people's struggle for basic rights and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

This has to be my favorite museum. I visit every few months and still find new and interesting exhibits. The story it tells, the story of people's struggle for basic rights and the vote, is one which must be preserved and told again and again. They have preserved many unique and irreplaceable items, including the original minutes of the first... More 

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wigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This attraction is free ,educational a great little café and shop and centrally placed. Overlooks the Irwell and good even if you just want a coffee which is also of a high standard. Superb historical and social history.

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

We went to the museum to learn a little more about the people of Manchester. We were there about 3 hours and it was very interesting. Very good if you are interested in social history and the working class lives of manchester. Quite a section on the history of trade unions etc, history of war time and some politics.rooms from... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

If you like your museums to have a socialistic bias this is the place for you. It claims to present the history of democracy but it is more a run through of some of the key themes in the political and social history of Britain since the industrial revolution. To be fair it is not totally one sided in its... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

If it were not for the rain we would have missed this little gem, in fact rain or not it is well worth a visit for the insight of what our forefathers went through to improve the lives of the working class. Well worth a look, coffee shop and boutique for memorabilia on site

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Totally interesting, well laid out, easy to navigate, free (though we felt compelled to donate, it was so worthwhile). One of the best places we visited in Manchester. While familiar with the American story, fascinating to see how it unfolded in Great Britain. Right down the street from the Ryland library. Have lunch in the City Hall cafe afterward.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed it! My only disappointment: the jukebox is currently out of order... :( Playing with it would have been great! I shall return one day. :)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

The second floor was closed for renovation but the first floor and the temporary exhibition on money were extremely diverting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

A delightful trip down memory lane. Easily spent a couple of hours looking at the exhibits with titbits of knowledge from the enthusiastic staff.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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