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Review of People's History Museum

People's History Museum
Ranked #12 of 172 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people during the past one hundred years.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Details recent struggles (1750 on) for the right to vote etc by the workers and industrialists in the UK. Syria?? but less slaughter. Really worth a visit. Opened in 2010.

Visited February 2012
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Worth visiting more than once”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

I love the banners in this museum-you could spend one visit just concentrating on those alone. It looks like a small museum but is packed with artefacts and papers and documents and hands on activities. Will appeal to all ages.

Visited February 2012
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stockport england
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117 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

I agree with other reviews. I live in Manchester and it's the first time I have visited. fascinating political history of Manchester. I'm not sure how many hours you could occupy children and would suggest the Science Museum is much better for them. As an adult it was really informative. I do agree the info signs about the exhibits can be a bit small, dingily lit and very low down!
Nice cafe with view over the river .

Visited February 2012
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Thank cozg
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Belfast
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Power to the People”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

This museum captures the spirit of real people struggling against the odds to assert their right to dignity and recognition. Moving and emotional for anyone who is interested in the history and experience of ordinary people and, it must be said, WE ARE THE PEOPLE. Some great interactive exhibits. We found this museum moving and informative and we came out yes with a sense of how we have struggled but also with a sense of how we continue to struggle. Go to this place.

Visited February 2012
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Thank lamancha
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Manchester
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Workers Unite”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

Great for Socialists...only joking. Its a bit of a serious place, not much for kids but a good location and well worth a visit in a smart new building. Its grim up North.

Visited September 2011
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