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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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Passionate and committed displays.

Perhaps today, more than ever before, this museum provides a vital history of the struggle of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Douglas L
Dumfries, United Kingdom
Interesting history of the fight of the workers

Lots of interesting exhibits. Feels quite biased towards workers striving for their rights from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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“working class” (38 reviews)
“trade unions” (29 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago

Perhaps today, more than ever before, this museum provides a vital history of the struggle of ordinary people for emancipation. A tremendous museum - and essential to visit.

Thank Douglas L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of interesting exhibits. Feels quite biased towards workers striving for their rights from the Industrial Revolution onwards. Nothing wrong with that but the name of the museum doesn't really indicate that.

Thank altyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charts the history of the struggles for workers rights and voting rights and other social history. When I was there a party of young school children was there with their teacher having a lesson and enacting protests so was quite noisy! May be better to...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not know much about this museum when we visited so were incredibly pleased with what we found. It covers a wide range of social history issues, such as workers' rights and women's votes and trade unions, all with an emphasis on Manchester itself....More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a marvellous place! Assuming that one is interested in social and political history, and the struggles of ordinary people to get what we deserve, this place cannot be beaten. In all honesty, I was completely absorbed and lost myself here for hours...being a political...More

Thank SollyWM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a neat nicely-designed museum based on an interesting social theme. The exhibits are well-curated and displayed but it fails to address its subject matter with due impartiality, having a conspicuous socialist/feminist/LGBT etc agenda that undermines its authority. One example: the display of three...More

1  Thank R H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I with our 8 year old grandson visited the Peoples History Museum on a wet Monday morning at half term. We were not sure if it would be suitable for my grandson and to be fair he enjoyed some of the exhibits...More

Thank Colin19654
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good to see a FREE museum covering workers rights and struggles for a change. Great story boards that didn't try to cram too much in. Very entertaining display of political cartoons as you come in. Even the cafe was a great advert for workers endeavour...More

Thank brenhell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went here on a trip with university and it was very interesting, good insight into WW1 , rationing and the NHS, more suited for older children and adults, very educational.

Thank natalie b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lots to see and do, is right on the River Irwell and you can capture great pictures there. There is a cafe and gift shop. There is some interactive activities to keep younger kids occupied.

Thank hayseyd43
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Ema C
6 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