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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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This was better than we had expected. It's quite an eye opener in the 21st century that how some of the things we take for granted only came about fairly recently. Many happened... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This was better than we had expected. It's quite an eye opener in the 21st century that how some of the things we take for granted only came about fairly recently. Many happened in my parents lifetime. So if you have an hour or two to spare and want to be enlightened visit here.

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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A well-thought out museum - lots of interactive activities and has just the right amount of information to read / look at - so you do actually stop and take it in, rather than being overwhelmed and just walking past. Immediately it feels very biased, but give it time if it seems to grate with your own world-view because it... More 

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Hull England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Interesting interpretations make a visit here a must. A brief history of man in Manchester. I will return on my next visit to Manchester

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent morning spent with7-12 year olds.lots of hands on and interactive making learning fun. Attentive staff ready to explain further .Cafe serving good healthy food in pleasant surroundings.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Interesting and novel collection of social history, largely relating to the history of working class people in Britain, but with attention to broader political movements.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Free museum about the social history of the UK, particularly strong on suffrage and the beginning of the trade union movement. Don't be put off, thinking it might be worthy or dull, it's not, it's so well presented and very accessible. My 12 year daughter loved it, and we both learned a lot. Good cafe too.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A museum of the Labour movement, but a bit sad and clearly struggling for funding. I went to see the Trade Union banners, but there are only a few on display and most were from London and the south!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

If you have a few hours to spare in Manchester then visit People's History Museum. Its a visual way of learning about the history of Manchester over the years. Architecturally the building is a combination of beautiful historical water house and a contemporary museum next to the river.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a fantastic museum reminding us of the contribution and sacrifices of normal people in the building of a nation. Great exhibits and displays with moving content. Friendly staff and a nice cafe too.

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Britain and Manchester in particular led the world in the Industrial Revolution and it was not all about machinery and technological innovation. The social and economic history of the ordinary people of Great Britain is of paramount interest to anyone who wants to be aware of how the society we live in came about and this Museum is perhaps the... More 

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Additional Information about People's History Museum

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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