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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
44 161 839 6061
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As featured in 3 days in Manchester and 1 other guide
Ranked #15 of 127 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people during the past one hundred years.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

What a museum! Would recommend visiting to absolutely everyone, whether you have an interest in history or not. Great friendly staff who are more than happy to fill you in on anything you want more info on. Wonderful pop up exhibition on World War 1, lots of information I hadn't previously known about. The rest of the museum highlights peoples... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our visit to the Peoples museum. Really good for children and adults alike. Some interactive exhibits. Very informative. Allow a couple of hours and its free.

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The People's History Museum looked interesting on its website, and various reviews, but it exceeded all expectations. Beautiful building, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff, fascinating history with brilliant displays. Perfect coffee shop, delicious food. Inspiring, in terms of the dedication to the idea that all people are equal. Absolutely not to be missed.

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La Spezia, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

unfortunately i hadn't enough time to spend in this brillant museum, cause I would like to stay there much more than the hour i had!!! It shows lots of different point of view and tells hystory of people's struggles, and that's a really intersting innovation. good job.

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Found this place by accident and after seeing reviews decided to call in. Well it was ace. So much happened in Manchester to influence the reforms act, trade union movement, industrial revolution and UK politics. The period runs from 1800 until the 1980s and is a mountain of excellent information. Give yourself at least 2 hours. It's free to enter... More

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London
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115 reviews 115 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The best museum I have visited for a long time - a museum to be proud of. May not be fascinating to everyone but the criticisms of political bias elsewhere are entirely ignorant - of course 'people's history' suggests a left-wing approach but there is a clear avoidance of judgement and an entirely laudable approach to history / evidence throughout.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Very enjoyable, a good couple of hours spent wondering around the exhibits, There are a lot of draws to pull out and look inside, quite a few interactive items as well, would go again.

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Altrincham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We enjoyed the new exhibition about working people at war and also saw Clement Atlee's desk ! The cradt table and stain glass windows were ace, but there were so many enjoyable things to see and do. We will certainly be back! Thank you to all the people who work there. Ps the picbic area was great too...as were the... More

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

For such a small place there was lots to learn and explore. Friendly guy on reception encouraging my son to take part in the task and quiz sheet which was nice. No charge just make a donation if you wish. What's to dislike?

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Manchester
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Not the best known museum in Manchester but one that everybody should visit. Great content, friendly staff and great facilities. It's so easy to forget the struggle to gain the freedoms we take for granted today.

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