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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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Hours:
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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Well worth a visit which will put the meaning in voting in Elections. The history of how todays modern person can actually vote and have a say was an eye opener to say the least... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Leek, United Kingdom
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Leek, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit which will put the meaning in voting in Elections. The history of how todays modern person can actually vote and have a say was an eye opener to say the least. We hear all too often about people striking because of pay and conditions but this exhibit explains why they can strike.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A really good place to wonder. Catch a train to Salford central rail, or take a ten minute wal from manchestr City centre. A museum that celebrates ordinary people's contribution to our society, for the early Chartists, trade unions, firiendly societies to the Labour Party. Great,Collection of artefacts from the political left . Left bank cafe was warm, inviting and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It was hard to find and once inside the museum I got very bored as it was all politics and didn't really tell you about the people. The only good thing was a tour guide who I managed to catch on the stairs who told me about the actual history of the people and the building. But otherwise it was... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Visited the people's history museum during the busy February half term with 11 and 7 year old, both found it really interesting, there is lots of interactive activities for the kids, they even made a mini battery operated circuit to bring home. All free!!!! Well worth a visit :-)

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Buckingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

What an excellent museum. Went with my husband & 2 children. It shows a clear & informative history of work & politics. Well worth an afternoon when in Manchester

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Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I've enjoyed a lot. So many things that I've learnt about history. And that was a interstices way to learn as well. Very interactive! No boring stuff. My compliments

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were running a bit late and we were only able to be at this museum for 45 minutes before it closed and so we concentrated on the permanent exhibitions on the 1st and 2nd floor. The curators have managed to cram in so much information about workers' social history and it's a shame they don't have more space to... More 

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Durham England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A very interesting and informative place to visit. Learnt a lot about the history of Manchester and its people.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you enjoy history you will enjoy a trip round this museum. We found it by accident and are glad we did.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the best social history museum I have ever been to. If you want to learn about the past of ordinary people and the movements they inspired go visit this place. I have been visiting the museum for many years and learn different things each time I go. There are excellent permanent exhibtions and temporary exhibitions which are always... More 

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