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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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Weekend trip to Manchester

Had a visit to the People's History Museum Didn't quite get it!!!! Although it was free. On the first floor It appeared to be a notice board for all the un-PC political... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a visit to the People's History Museum Didn't quite get it!!!! Although it was free. On the first floor It appeared to be a notice board for all the un-PC political opinions of the lesser heard activists using art as their weapon of opinion. The other upper floors had good history exhibitions still with political issues over time. A... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing history of working people. Trade union and labour history of what made Manchester so great. Fab food and lovely location. Knowledgeable staff. And it's FREE but deserves a donation to keep it running.

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Thank Anne M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours here with my partner today, great little place - full of great exhibits and interactive pieces, enough to keep people of all ages interested. Only need 2/3 hours to have a good look around but well worth it and, to round it off, it's free! Would greatly encourage people to play the Pank-a-Squith boardgame in... More 

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

Very interesting attraction, very accessible, 3 floors there is a lift. Good toilet facilities wheelchair friendly. Fairly easy to find in the spinningfield area of Manchester. It tells the history of people, politics, and the history of the many people who fought for the rights of others.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is good to know the history of UK, including Political, people, culture and way of life. Spread across 3 sections it covers various periods & people.

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Manchester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived in Manchester for 4 years but this was my first visit to this museum. I learnt a lot about the history of the city and the UK as a whole. The exhibition is accessible and suitable for those without prior knowledge. Maybe not super fun for children but there are some interactive parts including dress-up stands.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a complete and emotional surprise. The museum itself is a tribute to the many people who fought for the rights of many and for a better life for simple people. We were lucky to see the temporary exhibition of the art of Paul Peter Piech which is a must see! And so is the museum. Do not miss... More 

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Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best museums I've ever visited. It's displays are interesting, well maintained and informative. For anyone who has an interest in social history, left of centre politics and the working class struggle throughout history this museum is for you. There is also an excellent cafe and well stocked gift shop.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Not really a museum with exhibits that will take your breath away but will be of interest to those interested in social Britain through the ages. Interesting museum shop with lots of interesting gifts and a nice cafe offering reasonably priced lunches near the city centre.

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Hyde, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

This museum is a great educational attraction if you wish to learn about the history of employment rights from the industial revolution onwards. However, I went having been told it was about the history of Manchester employment and it was highly suitable for children. I have an 8 year old and trying to find a way of suitably dumming down... More 

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