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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
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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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Very informative

If it were not for the rain we would have missed this little gem, in fact rain or not it is well worth a visit for the insight of what our forefathers went through to improve the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Peter W
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If it were not for the rain we would have missed this little gem, in fact rain or not it is well worth a visit for the insight of what our forefathers went through to improve the lives of the working class. Well worth a look, coffee shop and boutique for memorabilia on site

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally interesting, well laid out, easy to navigate, free (though we felt compelled to donate, it was so worthwhile). One of the best places we visited in Manchester. While familiar with the American story, fascinating to see how it unfolded in Great Britain. Right down the street from the Ryland library. Have lunch in the City Hall cafe afterward.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed it! My only disappointment: the jukebox is currently out of order... :( Playing with it would have been great! I shall return one day. :)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The second floor was closed for renovation but the first floor and the temporary exhibition on money were extremely diverting.

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vladivostok
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delightful trip down memory lane. Easily spent a couple of hours looking at the exhibits with titbits of knowledge from the enthusiastic staff.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is on the smaller side but absolutely fantastic. So fun to visits (for kids and adults!) and has some really interesting exhibits. It's also free which is a huge bonus, I would recommend!

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Thank lilykitten1
Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum with lots of local information. We liked how history was told from a local and personal perspective.

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Mexborough, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've looked at going here a few times but there's always been somewhere else that's taken priority but having a short break after Christmas meant we had a bit more time and so we visited. And we're very glad we did. It's not imaginatively titled but there was so much more inside that we were expecting. You're guided round the... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a rainy day to get out of the weather. Was not what I was expecting but still different! Greet to see development

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Brisvegas
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the finance history exhibition on at the moment. Regular displays informative and well done. It's one of a kind and really worth a visit.

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