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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
44 161 839 6061
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As featured in 3 days in Manchester and 1 other guide
Ranked #13 of 126 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people during the past one hundred years.
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Edinburgh
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Interesting displays telling the story of the worker's quest for recognition but not a lot to see. They could've done more with a building that has an interesting history.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Loved this museum.. I guess it played into my politics but I found the whole place thoroughly interesting. I enjoyed the displays and the interactive opportunities whether it's dressing up, playing with juke boxes, or playing with Spitting Images puppets... We spent about 3 hours in here and the time flew by. The cafe was brilliant too with very friendly... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

This is a great museum, and well worth a visit for families, couples, school parties and groups alike.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you are interested in social history and how the UK became the brilliant democratic society that it is today, the peoples history museum is well worth the visit. It only takes about 1-2hrs to go around and gives a detailed interesting account of how politics and peoples rights evolved over the past 250 years. one of the most striking... More

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Ware, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So much to see and learn about the history of Britain pre and post 1945. There was also an exhibition for a limited time about people's experiences in World War Two. Excellent use of space with lots of interactive things to do.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What a museum! Would recommend visiting to absolutely everyone, whether you have an interest in history or not. Great friendly staff who are more than happy to fill you in on anything you want more info on. Wonderful pop up exhibition on World War 1, lots of information I hadn't previously known about. The rest of the museum highlights peoples... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Enjoyed our visit to the Peoples museum. Really good for children and adults alike. Some interactive exhibits. Very informative. Allow a couple of hours and its free.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The People's History Museum looked interesting on its website, and various reviews, but it exceeded all expectations. Beautiful building, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff, fascinating history with brilliant displays. Perfect coffee shop, delicious food. Inspiring, in terms of the dedication to the idea that all people are equal. Absolutely not to be missed.

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La Spezia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

unfortunately i hadn't enough time to spend in this brillant museum, cause I would like to stay there much more than the hour i had!!! It shows lots of different point of view and tells hystory of people's struggles, and that's a really intersting innovation. good job.

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Top Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Found this place by accident and after seeing reviews decided to call in. Well it was ace. So much happened in Manchester to influence the reforms act, trade union movement, industrial revolution and UK politics. The period runs from 1800 until the 1980s and is a mountain of excellent information. Give yourself at least 2 hours. It's free to enter... More

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