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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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Very informative

Hugely interesting, well laid out with loads of original items. Nice ground floor cafe (latte... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Phil B
Manchester, United Kingdom
A good Museum

This is a well laid out museum looking at political developments in England over the last two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Knutsford, 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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“trade union” (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 yesterday

Hugely interesting, well laid out with loads of original items. Nice ground floor cafe (latte coffee £2.30).

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well laid out museum looking at political developments in England over the last two hundred years. It covers aspects such as Peterloo, the gradual extension of the franchise, the Suffragettes, unemployment and hunger marches, the miners' strike, gay rights and race relations....More

Thank anglicano
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very impressed how the displays were arranged so the information and illustrations provided a thorough explanation of life of the working people and how political philosophy was influenced.

Thank MLVI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never heard of this museum until I stumbled upon it by chance. What a find! The children thought it was great and were interested in all that they saw

1  Thank jennifer c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free museum and a great day out. Been back more than once as there's so much to see and learn. Particularly loved the LGBT exhibition that was on last month.

Thank Christie O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum gives an overview of the political history of the working woman and man in the U.K. The struggles and battles for improved working conditions and democracy told effectively through displays and descriptions. Well laid out and easy to navigate. Wonderful that it is...More

Thank Rose R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum presents the history of the struggle to obtain the vote and the ongoing struggles for equal rights within British society. It doesn't preach, just presents and illustrates the stories. The main galleries have a number of interactive activities, as well as a huge...More

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well presented, very informative but well organized and explained - a must for everyone visiting Manchester.

Thank noa49
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

An excellent museum illustrating northern political and social history through banners, posters and artefacts. Housed in the amazing historical space of the hydro electric building. The cafe looked good. We had eaten badly elsewhere and I wished we had tried the cafe with its broad...More

Thank VanessaRoad
Reviewed 5 September 2017

So interesting and not your usual museum. Was an LBGT seminar on at the time I visited so lots of people but so colourful and vibrant. Well laid out and descriptions brilliant, not boring old style museum!

Thank Fe W
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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