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People's History Museum

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Address: Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
Phone Number: 44 161 839 6061
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people...
This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people during the past one hundred years.
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Probably my favourite Museum

Hadn't been to the PHM for a few years so was delighted to return and see the excellent Elections exhibition. The main exhibits upstairs are also still great and I think a visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Hadn't been to the PHM for a few years so was delighted to return and see the excellent Elections exhibition. The main exhibits upstairs are also still great and I think a visit here every few years is a great reminder that the history of this country isn't all royalists and battles. Will be back..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My sister and I were bowled over when we visited this museum because it was the story of our families and their lives and struggles. The displays are very enjoyable with many being interactive to engage both children and adults, and the supporting information is very accessible and absolutley fascinating. There was so much to see we did not get... More 

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a well presented museum in an interesting building an old pump house on the side of the Irwell. The timelines were informtive and all the interactive displays trie worked well. It is free to visit and I could have spent more time there using it as a stopping off point en-route to another event. Will return in the... More 

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Bham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Really interesting museum on social history. Particularly enjoyed the exhibition on the elections. The exhibitions in the whole museum are really well presented and there is useful and informative information. Interesting building too. Agree that the route through the museum could be made more obvious in certain places. Can't believe that haven't made it here despite visiting Manchester regularly. Will... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Very interesting displays with a lot of information about social history and human rights. Perhaps the route through the museum could be more logical and easier to follow.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It was Easter Day when we visited and the museum was empty . Lucky us ! A fascinating history of the area . We loved it ! Especially timely was the area on elections !

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This museum is about the people and society and a bit of politics in the UK . There are both static and changing displays . Coffee shop looks good and clean. Brilliant for a great day out .Recommended.

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Stoke on Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We found the visit absorbing and history from 'the people's ' point of view a unique experience. Lots of talking points and the displays would be of interest to a wide range of people: if you don't do museums - go this is something different; if you are a typical Daily Mail reader go- it will widen your horizons and... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Different museum, based in unknown people. Well, different, worths the time you spent there. (I don´t need to use 100 letters to describe)

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Visited this museum on 31st March and enjoyed it immensely. The theme throughout is the history of the workers struggle for social justice through the ages. As such it has a distinctly left wing slant. Nonetheless it is an interesting and absorbing museum containing banners, placards and memorabilia from events such as the Sufferagettes, the Grunwick dispute of the 70's,... More 

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