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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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This is a very interesting museum, and the part dealing with the formation and history of the Labour Party was especially relevant given the Corbyn Controversy currently raging... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very interesting museum, and the part dealing with the formation and history of the Labour Party was especially relevant given the Corbyn Controversy currently raging. I was surprised to encounter two school parties of children in the 8-10 age group - too young IMO to appreciate the teachings of this museum (and as a consequence "noisily messing... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great location for visiting. Spent a couple of hours with the grandchildren and we all found it interesting and informative. It was very hands on and well worth making a donation at the end of the visit.

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Thank davidwilliambarnes
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bringing social and political and economic history together from any perspective is no easy task. In terms of the narrative of ordinary 'working' people, I think that this museum makes a very credible job of doing so in a very engaging way. By the end, one can see that ordinary people are anything but 'ordinary'.

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Thank GastonLeroux
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum which we have returned to when in Manchester. Enjoyment depends on the particular theme at the time but the exhibitions are always interesting, eclectic and give a fresh point of view. Plenty of interactive bits usualy for younger visitors. Cafe and souvenirs good too.

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Thank TopHatB
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this with my son, both found it boring and only spent 10 mins in the place. Not enough exhibits.

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Thank bobble350
Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only had 1/2 hour to pop in as we kept walking past. Definitely worth a couple of hours on a rainy day. Most guys would probably like it too with all the industry and politics involved in the displays. Its free and they appreciate a donation. The building was originally a hydro power station. Wish I'd had more time to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The artwork on display from locals was better than the museum itself. You should be able to walk through the museum rather quickly.

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Thank Julio5259
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good time out the family and friends. So much to see and do. Very interactive! We were there for hours and it wasn't just the children that were having all of the fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...but so adapted! This wasn't on our list and we just "popped in" after the Ryland library. So happy we did! Great reminder of different political eras and clashes in British history. Fairly well-laid out in a fun way...you could spend a few hours here no problem. They seem to have an interesting selection of talks and lectures too (... More 

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durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the museum which I did with my 10 year old son. The sources on display - writing, art, banners, audio/video are well laid out and divided into pre-45 and post-45 rooms. Obviously the focus is on how Manchester contributed to wider social and political movements - it was nice to see Peterloo Massacre of... More 

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