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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
44 161 839 6061
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Ranked #14 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This museum is aesthetically attractive and is very interactive so I imagine it would be a good place to go with children. While it gave a good overview of Britain's labour history, I felt the written information was fairly surface level so it's not the place to go it you want to get more than a general overview. I expected... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Went and had a look at the labour archives very interesting! All clean and everyone welcoming was so easy to go in and get on with what i needed to do

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London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
7 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Some interesting parts (particularly from the 70s/80s) but a bit cluttered and cramped and tries to hard. Couldn't help feeling like we'd been through a political indoctrination. Given the sponsors, I suppose it was hardly surprising. Jukebox at the end seem rather juxtaposed. Perhaps the Co-Operative Society would be better employed trying to run a competent business rather than joining... More

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manchester
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272 reviews 272 reviews
92 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Pretty good museum especially if politics are of interest. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Building refurbished a couple of years ago.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Staff amazing and helpful. Great videos. There was also a change to try on old clothes which was cool. I'm not a person who loves museums that much but this is a place that should be visited in Manchester.

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Edinburgh
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107 reviews 107 reviews
20 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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