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People's History Museum

Address: Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
Phone Number: 44 161 839 6061
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Ranked #13 of 81 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people during the past one hundred...
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Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people during the past one hundred years.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We were visiting Manchester and for some reason it decided to rain on us again so a visit to the museum seemed better than wandering round in the rain, although it is, of course, worth a visit any time. The museum is free to visit and you can learn about the political history of Manchester and also there is a... More 

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Waterloo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This museum is absolutely worth seeing. A great way to learn about history and culture of a city as diverse and interesting as Manchester. Displays are interesting and interactive. There are several galleries that change seasonally as well as the permanent collection. Make it a must-do.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Great museum, beautifully curated (you need hours) and Dominika in the cafe is the best. The food is brilliant - and great value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed my visit and spent nearly three hours here as there is lots to see. The main gallery presents an informative walk-through of the development of Britain's democratic structures from the industrial revolution to the modern day, but I think anyone who didn't already know the history may struggle to understand how everything fits together as the linking... More 

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Salfordville, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Visited this excellent museum last month. Informative and educational displays Pleasant and helpful staff. Highly recommended .

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UK
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I re-learned a lot of social history and politics that I last came across in school. Presentation is in an interesting way. The only major drawback - and it is a big one - is that on the first floor the lighting is very subdued, to avoid damage to old fabrics. The information by many exhibits is in small type,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This small museum is in Salford, but worth the walk from Manchester centre. Alternatively, there are plenty of buses. I was bowled over by it - and my family is from London! So much to see and some fascinating insights into home life during WW1. Excellent team of staff on hand to help and a good cafe with fresh food.... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It was smaller which suited us as we didn't have much time but it was very well done and a lovely coffee shop where a bowl of soup could be had at lunchtime.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Enjoyed a walk through Manchester to Spinningfields through the Christmas markets. Very impressed with everything in the museum. We should all be very thankful for the freedoms we have today and owe a huge debt of gratitude to working class people in the UK who sacrificed everything to improve living conditions. Also a timely warning that power is slipping back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This was an amazing museum local history. Something for everyone. Helpful staff nice views for a coffee over the river. Well worth a trip.

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