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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 #11 of 95 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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Congleton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Great location, really interesting displays and often a good range of activities on. The banners section is ace and the shop is full of fun things you don't need but really want. A great day out!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

You need a few hours to give the museum justice, its laid out in a timeline which you follow over a couple of floors, I found it informative and enjoyable.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Interesting display taking you through the struggles for votes and the political movements through the past 100 years.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I love this museum and I've heard it is struggling financially - Manchester has to keep it! Focusing on people, and working class heroes at that, it is a fantastically informative museum with a great layout and interactive aspects too. I once went to an Amnesty International human rights exhibition here and it was a great space for that kind... More 

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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49 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Starting with dramatic events of the Peterloo massacre as starting point, this medium sized museum tells the story of progress of right over the last few centuries in England I only had an hour in here before closing so could not see it all. However overall it well put together and informative, with a range of modern audio visual materials.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

we visited the PHM today as we had read about the exhibition "A Land Fit for Heroes". The exhibition was excellent and gave new perspective on previously known information. We then went upstairs to look at the general exhibition and were a little disappointed. On entry the first board seen was about mid 18th C Britain and on to Peterloo... More 

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North Yorkshire
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26 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This museum tells the stories of the people of Manchester and the north largely focusing on the 20th century. It has a particular focus on post second war politics, social conditions and its large collection of banners used by unions and societies across the UK. Like many museums this and last year, they have dedicated one exhibition room to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It's interesting museum,worth spending a couple of hours. In the same time looks modern and historical. It's situated by the river,close to the city center.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Well laid out and easy to access information at this museum, should be compulsory for all children and any one who doubts the power of democracy, across the UK to study citizenship and importance of our democracy in a fun and accessible way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A very interesting and interactive museum. All of the displays and areas were highly informative, but there was so much information I will have to revisit to take it all in!

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