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“A surprice gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of People's History Museum

People's History Museum
Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
44 161 839 6061
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Ranked #18 of 120 attractions in Manchester
Type: History Museums
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people during the past one hundred years.
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“A surprice gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Lived in Manchester over 40years and didnt really know where this place was so as we rounded a corned by chance we popped in. The hour we spent seemed to fly by as the whole experience was great. The way the main exhibit was set out was interesting and informative. Didnt have time to see the other part but will be going back next time we are in "town"

Visited March 2013
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“Interesting if you like politics”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Visited this museum while doing a short city break in Manchester. The museum is housed in a nice modern building over 3 floors. Unfortunately we found that the museum seemed to concentrate on the left wing and socalist politics of the city rather than the people itself. We were expecting a history of the way the people of Manchester had helped the city grow and become the wonderful city it is through the textile industry and how the city had developed over the ages. It wasn't very interactive for children with most of the displays consisting of informative displays to read. It was however well laid out and with a bit of tweaking, more hands on stuff and less politics it could be a cracking museum.
We did use the cafe and found this a to be lovely with nice friendly staff.

Visited February 2013
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“Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

very interesting and well laid out.
Only visited the first floor as didnot have a lot of time but will be back.

Visited March 2013
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“Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Very informative Museum lots of displays, and lots of history and interesting information, learnt a lot. Cafe excellent recommend the soup help yourself to as much as you want. Just a warning Guide book I had said St Peters Square nearest Metro station but this is 15 to 20mins walk

Visited March 2013
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“Museum of Labour History has been improved greatly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Amidst the architectural clutter of modern flats and offices that the last boom produced stands the People's History Museum cocking a snook at the pretentiousness of modern finance capitalism. There are refreshments, an excellent research and reference library, and a grand array of displays about history 'from the bottom up'. This should be advertised at Manchester's Piccadilly Station with directions as to how to visit this outpost of people's civilisation the other side of Deansgate.

Visited August 2012
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