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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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Well laid out, utterly fascinating history of Manchester people, trades unions, suffragettes, with a temporary exhibition on the British election system as well as a very moving... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Well laid out, utterly fascinating history of Manchester people, trades unions, suffragettes, with a temporary exhibition on the British election system as well as a very moving exhibition of photos, stories and information on the Manchester Aid for Kosovo movement.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We very much enjoyed learning about the development of unions and the suffrage movement. It is not a huge museum but certainly a good spot to learn more about the history of the city.

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Perth, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The terrible working conditions of the "Industrial Revolution" to the rise of unionism and universal sufferage then to the development of British political parties into modern times. Beautifully set of in an eeasy to understand format and colour coded to make the sequence asy to follow. An excellent museum of social history.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Perfect to follow the social changes in the period of industrial revolution, the daily life of people, the workers, the unions.

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London, United Kingdom
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48 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This interesting modern museum presents lots of information in an entertaining and accessible way about the history of trade unions, workers’ rights, and democracy right up to the present day (although the last election was represented by a temporary exhibition at the time of viewing in May). Allow at least a couple of hours as there is lots to read,... More 

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Manchester UK
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Great exhibitions on political history especially focusing on the Labour Movement And democratic protest tradition in Britian. Can appeal mainly to Labour sympathisers but actually supporters of other political parties would enjoy a visit here. The cafe and bar overlooking the river is very attractive and there some very good books and memorabilia are on sale in the shop. Children... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

made me and LC feel old as there were many items and events that we remembered. We are too young to have our memories in a museum. Quite a left wing collection obviously and being that way inclined I was familiar with many of the subjects on show. Good explanations of the early days of the industrial revolution, the exploitation... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A free look at the struggles of labour in England over the years.History from the 1800'/s right up to the Tony Blair era including recordings of some of the great speeches over the years.Great for a labour voter but perhaps less so for Conservative voters

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Darlington, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Excellent. We need to remember and appreciate the efforts and sacrifices made to get everyone fair political representation, healthcare, pensions, holidays, safe working conditions and job security. (If we did this, maybe we would put up more of a fight when people try to take these hard-won rights away from us.) This museum remembers and celebrates those efforts and sacrifices,... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a really good museum though it seems to get few visitors. The heritage building had been nicely adapted for moden use, and the displays give a good picture of the hardships of life during the industrial revolutuion and the leading role played by trade unions and the Labour Party. There is an excellent display on the Great War... More 

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Additional Information about People's History Museum

Address: Address: Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
Phone Number: 44 161 839 6061
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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