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“Most unusual museum which never fails to please” 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 #13 of 81 Attractions in Manchester
Type: History Museums, 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.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Most unusual museum which never fails to please”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I love this museum. It inspires me, making me treasure my rights and how much progress has been made for ordinary people.

Lovely little coffee shop too for a visit without going into the museum.

Visited April 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good synopsis of Manchester history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I went here with my parents to learn about the social history of Manchester. The layout and description of each part was excellent. Since Manchester was a force in obtaining the vote for every man, it explains how this occurred and how recent Manchester politics has been shaped by this.

Visited June 2014
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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Overwhelming but interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There's so much information and so many interactive elements in the People's History Museum that you find yourself realizing it took 90 minutes just to get through the first part of the museum. I love the vintage political posters and the section on the rise of communism and the suffragist movement. I have taken all of my visiting friends to see it and everyone's said it's a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

Visited April 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I thought this was a really interesting place to visit. It needs a lot of time though because there's just so much to see. Fabulous hands on exhibits, good maps and posters. Must come back when I've got more time to explore everything in detail.

Visited February 2014
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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“Interesting view into the past”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Galleries were excellent insight into the past, even if they gave a very Left Wing view of it. The old Kitchens shops and sitting rooms were well done and you could go into them too.

Visited June 2014
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