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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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good museum with lots of info about the labour movement and peoples struggles against repression.. highly recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

good museum with lots of info about the labour movement and peoples struggles against repression.. highly recommended

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This museum is amazing! its big, airy, and theres so much to look at, read and digest. Theres lots of things to interact with too, my fav was the opened suitcases with the variety of items belonging to the person. Allow plenty of time to visit, we were hours looking around! The museum is free to enter but donations are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is obviously perfect for anyone interested in British history but is very educational even for foreigners like us. I very enjoyed all those little interactive details and the building itself is very interesting. Really appreciated the chance to have a look inside a work of the conservators.

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Bury, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is essentially a museum of social history, with strong references to the roles of the Trades Unions and The Labour Party. It is well worth a visit to gain an understanding of how ordinary people used to live (often in appalling conditions) and how standards were slowly raised through collective activity. This is not a 'hands off' museum and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Located on the Left Bank of Manchester, I stumbled across this place by accident after walking to the "Rovers Return" where the creator of Coronation Street got the idea for the pub in his long-running series. It was easier to leave my bag in a locker and you just pay a small fee for them downstairs. As you make your... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We took two of our grandaughters for a day out. I thought there was plenty of information for older children and adults. There were plenty of hands on activities for younger children and our two, aged 7 and 10 had a great time, they particularly loved the Co-operative shop. We ate in the cafe, and I would like to commend... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Very interesting time spent on a lazy Sunday morning in Manchester, taking in all the trades union banners and reading all the interesting pieces of information covering the battles of ordinary women and men over the years. we went on a Sunday morning and almost had the place to ourselves. If you have a social conscience, you'll love this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great museum Social history comes to life. Lots of interesting things to see. Great for all ages. We visit everytime we're in Manchester.

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Whitworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Attended a conference here, the room was spacious, well set out and very well equipped, hot and cold drinks were available through out and small snacks. The lunch that was provided was delicious with a wide range of sandwiches for all tastes. We also had an opportunity to watch one of the role plays here and that was excellent! And... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The People's History Museum (formerly the National Museum of Labour History until 2001) in Manchester, England, is the United Kingdom's national centre for the collection, conservation, interpretation and study of material relating to the history of working people in the UK. It is located in a Grade II listed, former hydraulic pumping station on the corner of the Bridge Street... More 

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