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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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2 hour visit.

We enjoyed our visit. This museum focuses on social & political history. Exhibits are interesting, however there is a lot of reading & so I feel this isn't a place for very young... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
CCLeigh
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. This museum focuses on social & political history. Exhibits are interesting, however there is a lot of reading & so I feel this isn't a place for very young children. There is a car park across the road that costs £8.50 for 4 hours. There is a 2 hour option but I'm not sure how much... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Some very interesting exhibitions, I approve of the left lean of the content, but it is delivered in a somewhat dry way.

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Thank Dan W
Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went with my Grandson (over from the States) and his Dad and we were all absolutely amazed. This is a great insight into our past - into the social and political history of our nation following the industrial revolution and up to the present day. Plenty to see and actually experience. Minimum of one and a half to two hours.

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Thank Alan M
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant museum with lots of media and hands on exhibits to suit all ages- staff very friendly and helpful,nice cafe too with good quality produce. Topics of the museum should be compulsory! Current Syria exhibition very moving

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Thank gill o
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very interesting, covering many aspects of history relating to people's lives and political changes.

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Warsaw
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was chilly day i was walking around the town... I was cold and found this museum. Full visit is approx 1,5 hour but i went without reading all the info- tables in 30 minut. Great exhibiton about Syrian conflict and art. The permanent gallery is for me too much focused on LGBT rights and second half of XX century.... More 

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Kirkham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great free place to visit. Fabulous that it's child friendly. Very interesting for adults and entertaining enough for kids too. There are interactive things & dressing up throughout and it is encouraged to touch & open things. Was great to go somewhere we could let our child gave some freedom. Our 3 year old loved the backpack he borrowed... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three floors of thought provoking exhibits take you on a whirlwind history of (largely) UK socialism. Lots of variety and good selection of interactive exhibits - good cafe and bookshop. Personally, too many LGBT exhibits gave far more prominence than is historically accurate.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good museum but not the most interesting in Manchester. Something to do when you've exhausted the list. Cream tea is nice at the end as the homemade scones are spot on!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really informative on British history throughout 20th/21st century, set out in really engaging way with interactive exhibitions and sections! Especially loved the temporary exhibition on Syrian culture/art in response to oppression - really thought-provoking. Would fully recommend :)

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