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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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Good, would have liked to see more but then it is free!

I've been wanting to come here for years and whilst there was not as much to see as I expected I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
So interesting

Took my 14 year old daughter who takes some persuading to go to a museum but it was done by... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people during the past one hundred years.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“working class” (39 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 yesterday

I've been wanting to come here for years and whilst there was not as much to see as I expected I still got a lot out of the visit, learnt a lot about the fight for votes, early politics etc. My 11 and 14 year...More

Thank kiera1999
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took my 14 year old daughter who takes some persuading to go to a museum but it was done by promising shopping after. Wanted to go here for a while so glad I got there it is well worth it while visiting beautiful Manchester! It’s...More

Thank ISAlou777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this museum which focusses on the social history of “the people” .... Interesting displays which cleverly used different media or prompted further information from opening doors etc.... Would imagine that this museum would interest anyone of any age.... I also really liked that it...More

Thank debbiehallett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've never come across a museum like this, which views history from the point of view of the ordinary person and does so with a beautifully displayed collection of exhibits and artefacts. Much of the collection (though by no means all) relates to North West...More

Thank ramblinsid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed our visit, some incredible photographs and the whole feeling is a space dedicated to the history of the people that make Manchester great..including the suffragettes and the vital and vibrant LGBTQ+ community get a mention! It's a very good spot to visit...More

Thank JuRuAy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a real hive of information about the social history of Manchester and the North West. Covering the various stages of social development with the accent of the Unions and workers marches, to seeing the life styles of the past and the level...More

Thank 369heather
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is absolutely engrossing, there's so much to learn, and it's really well curated. It's accessible to young people, but equally engaging for older adults. There's a brilliant mix of written information and visual, sensory displays which keeps your interest and attention. If you...More

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Amazing histories are explored and shared in this wonderful museum exploring a variation of democracy and life. I like to come here every time I'm up. The building is absolutely gorgeous inside and out - the cafe has lovely large glass windows for views. The...More

Thank rockyrelay
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

To often museums are about the rich and powerful. This is about the ordinary working person and how by working together brought about real change.

1  Thank david s
Reviewed 3 January 2018

A great museum that shows the history of England from the 1600 until modern days. Thorough and always interesting.

Thank magmaedia
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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