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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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Really interesting content, well laid out and accessible for all ages and knowledge. Lots of facts... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Short Visit but informative

The People's History Museum in Manchester is based on the same idea as the People's Museum in... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
Julie S
St Helier, 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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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 23 August 2016

Really interesting content, well laid out and accessible for all ages and knowledge. Lots of facts but also plenty of human stories and interactive content. Excellent.

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

The People's History Museum in Manchester is based on the same idea as the People's Museum in Edinburgh or the Jersey Museum in St Helier: Where do the locals come from? Where are they going? What have they done for their town? It is a...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This museum was great, we really enjoyed the variety of exhibits and the staff were really friendly. Also there's no entrance fee, just a donation if you can. We particularly enjoyed the exhibit on the rise of feminism and workers rights. We had a lovely...More

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 18 August 2016

A wonderful modern and interesting building offering regular exhibitions pertaining to social history related to the Manchester area but other areas too. Lots of space and information with a shop and cafe which is reasonably priced. Great location near to trams, buses, railway etc and...More

Thank slightlydisapp0inted
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Despite the evident bias winking at Labour / Radical wings, the museum gives a brief introduction to the main developments in politics and human rights over the last two centuries. The approach is rather basic and you won't spend more than an hour to visit...More

Thank Fabrizio O
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Love this place. Really interesting information of socio economic history of area. Great free exhibitions too. The cafe is amazing, used by legal staff from the courts across the road as well as general public.

Thank Jan E
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We went to the museum last week; I found the museum to be really interactive and interesting - it would be good for children too. The museum has some great and thought provoking articles and shows just how times and politics change. This museum is...More

Thank Naughty But N
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

A brilliant, free museum in Manchester. Charting the political and labour history of Britain. This could have been dull but it wasn't. Very well done and good for families to understand his life today has been shaped by the past. Great grafters photo exhibition when...More

Thank Kim-Neil
Reviewed 7 August 2016

A fine museum which takes a look at social history, democracy and the rights of the working people. Very informative and well laid out but not dry and will appeal to youngsters as well as adults. The temporary photographic exhibition was also very interesting. A...More

Thank PompeyTony
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Great museum that outlines the history of workers, socialism, various groups of minorities, and the transition from democracy to representative government. Designed to be understood by kids, but still informative for adults. I visited a few days before Brexit and they had a special exhibit...More

Thank Katie1216
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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