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People's History Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Vibrant and inspiring

I came antipating something drab and depressing. Perhaps this was due to a similarly named venue at... read more

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nobbutjust
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Interesting museum

The museum is in a good location in town, has very friendly staff and is nice and modern. The... read more

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N G
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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The People's History Museum (PHM) is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present and future. The museum provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn about, be inspired by and get...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Bridge Street | Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER, England
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+44 161 838 9190
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Reviewed today via mobile

I came antipating something drab and depressing. Perhaps this was due to a similarly named venue at another northern city that was set up in the 1970s and was poorly endowed and presented with no flair. Far from that here. The museum has plenty of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed today

The museum is in a good location in town, has very friendly staff and is nice and modern. The exhibition gives a brief overview of modern civilisation, but is probably aimed towards the younger visitor

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank N G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This displays the artefacts of UK political thought, action and dissent in a host of interesting ways. I particularly enjoyed the enormous trades union banners.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank judemgard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know why it has taken me so long to visit, I will certainly visit again soon. There is so much of interest here, lots of interactive display and a wide variety of things displayed and stories told. Leave plenty of time to complete...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sian N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is small and good for some information about the history of manchester, not my favorite type of museum i think it was good but if i know more about it i will not visit it.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the museum one Tuesday morning . It wasn’t too busy so I was able to take my time wandering around the displays . I found it very interesting and enjoyed learning about my local history and events . I thoroughly enjoyed viewing the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JudyT1525
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative, thought provoking and interesting museum, makes you appreciate what the ordinary people went through to get their right to vote, decent conditions at work and representation over the years. Just goes to show that the "establishment" and "ruling classes" held ordinary people in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lincolnhatter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The People's History Museum is a real treat. There are always really interesting and thought-provoking exhibitions there, especially related to feminism/LGBTQ history. It's also really close to some great bars and restaurants so you can make a day of a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Emzikles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoy visiting this amazing building the water works. Plenty of extremely interesting history of Manchester and the Unions input through the years. The display of banners are really amazing and very informative of the movement towards equality in the work place There are many...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jamojam55
Reviewed 9 February 2019

Interesting place to visit, as you would expect from the left of the political spectrum. I think it would be more interest to British visitors.

Date of experience: February 2019
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LouiseH3159
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Response from TFonTA | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Roy G that it’s not mega easy to find but google maps served me well
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Response from BrightonBN1 | Reviewed this property |
A couple of hours as there is so much to see and experience.
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8 January 2015|
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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
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