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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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History with a twist

History from the working people's perspective is so much more interesting than stories of wars and royal blood-letting. This museum is full of interesting stuff you don't get from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

History from the working people's perspective is so much more interesting than stories of wars and royal blood-letting. This museum is full of interesting stuff you don't get from other museums and the standard history books.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Both having sociology backgrounds made this quite an enticing place to visit. There are extensive displays and memorabilia chronicling the struggles of the working class, equality, women's suffrage, and government and political effects on the structure of society through the years. It rightly belongs in Manchester, a city that was at the heart of The Industrial Revolution. Very much recommended.

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit, took a couple of hours to look around, a nice day out with the family. A good rainy day trip.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A must see when in Manchester for any history / political buff! Great exhibitions, very educative and free!

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Dublin, Ireland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Entrance was free. We expected a small museum, but it was quite spacious with a good story line from Peterloo (1819) to present day - the fight for votes for all. From the Second World War the exposition was more general about politics and elections. We though the earlier period was better. We had not been aware before we came,... More 

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Manchester
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306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We spent a good hour and a half here and really enjoyed it. There's a wide range of things that will appeal to all ages and types of people. The museum has been well put together by the staff and has a good amount of interaction and information so the time passes quickly. It was running an election theme when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I just wanted to give a massive shout out to the People’s History Museum in Manchester, which I visited with my mum a couple of weeks ago. It’s just by Salford Central station, and I only happened upon it because it was close to my hotel, even though I lived in Manchester for 4 years. It’s free to go in,... More 

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hull england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

we visited here sat only went in because it was raining and we where to early for our appointment we had an hour to spare my grand daughters aged 15 and 8 years did not want to leave so much to do and see you need at least 1/2 aday

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

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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