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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
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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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Power to the People!

This museum is a lot of fun but also brilliantly informative of the many social and political currents that have shaped working men and women's lives over the last couple of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is a lot of fun but also brilliantly informative of the many social and political currents that have shaped working men and women's lives over the last couple of hundred years. Fantastic clips of memorable speeches from major politicians including Margaret Thatcher's 'The lady's not for turning', opportunities to dress up in period clothes (become a suffragette!), and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A well laid out museum with lots of interactive displays that make the subject accessible for children as well as adults. I visited with a 10 and 14 year old and we all enjoyed it. Expect to spend 1-2 hours here.

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Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was one of the most important moments of my life. You get a lot from visiting this museum. Nice, friendly and educational atmosphere.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Me and my husband visited the museum in August 2016. It is really well laid out and very informative. Me and my husband love visiting museums all over the world and we both felt that we left having learnt something new. All the staff are extremely helpful and seem to really enjoy working there and giving you additional information. I... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really interesting content, well laid out and accessible for all ages and knowledge. Lots of facts but also plenty of human stories and interactive content. Excellent.

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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The People's History Museum in Manchester is based on the same idea as the People's Museum in Edinburgh or the Jersey Museum in St Helier: Where do the locals come from? Where are they going? What have they done for their town? It is a museum obviously here for its population so they can learn about their roots and their... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was great, we really enjoyed the variety of exhibits and the staff were really friendly. Also there's no entrance fee, just a donation if you can. We particularly enjoyed the exhibit on the rise of feminism and workers rights. We had a lovely afternoon here and bought a couple of items from the gift shop. Overall great day!

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful modern and interesting building offering regular exhibitions pertaining to social history related to the Manchester area but other areas too. Lots of space and information with a shop and cafe which is reasonably priced. Great location near to trams, buses, railway etc and with car parking nearby. Ideal for singles, couples, children of any age. Something for everyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the evident bias winking at Labour / Radical wings, the museum gives a brief introduction to the main developments in politics and human rights over the last two centuries. The approach is rather basic and you won't spend more than an hour to visit the museum. Particularly interesting the part dedicated to satire and political campaigns, others may be... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place. Really interesting information of socio economic history of area. Great free exhibitions too. The cafe is amazing, used by legal staff from the courts across the road as well as general public.

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