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People's History Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A thought provoking day out

I visited the museum with my young kids and my parents, who came from Liverpool for the day. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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An amazing history lesson to think about

Really loved it. Very interesting with much to see and interact. It made me think about how much... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The People's History Museum (PHM) is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present and future. The museum provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn about, be inspired by and get...more
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Bridge Street | Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the museum with my young kids and my parents, who came from Liverpool for the day. We were delighted to see the exhibitions and we absolutely loved the gift shop. Well worth an afternoon trip!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really loved it. Very interesting with much to see and interact. It made me think about how much people had to fight for the rights we have nowadays

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely love this museum!!! It isn't huge, but is absolutely packed with fascinating exhibitions! I learnt tonnes about the the history or democracy, women's suffrage, Manchester's past - and they frequently change the exhibitions, too. There's also a lovely little cafe staffed by volunteers. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on 29/5/19. Interesting topic and some good displays, however I feel that overall this museum was pitched to a younger audience (eg: school kids)

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

spent a nice morning here. interesting permanent and temporary exhibits. free to enter. wasnt too busy for a bank holiday

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 12, 2019

While visited Manchester we walked in People's History Museum as well. Interesting exposition, worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Pajky3
Reviewed May 7, 2019

The temporary exhibition on the Peterloo Massacre was very interesting, and staff took great pains to answer my question about the exact location of St Peter's Fields. The permanent exhibition on the 1st Floor is well set out and explained

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank perrygrinate
Reviewed April 30, 2019

Went to Manchester for the weekend with my wife and visited this museum. There is an exceptionally good exhibition on the Peter-loo Massacre and the start of democracy as we know it. The museum sports an excellent cafe where you can eat and drink. It...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Reviewed April 29, 2019

Very interesting -- as an American, I didn't know much about Manchester history but this museum taught me a lot. Very interesting to learn about the development of democracy in England. The exhibit about Peterloo was fascinating -- again, a very important part of world...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

Visited multiple times, always pop in when I pass. A superbly curated museum which fills an essential space of telling a story that doesn't get told by the big longer established museums. Essential visit and a treasure of the north west region, indeed a national...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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November 2, 2018|
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Response from TFonTA | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Roy G that it’s not mega easy to find but google maps served me well
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November 6, 2016|
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Response from BrightonBN1 | Reviewed this property |
A couple of hours as there is so much to see and experience.
January 7, 2015|
Response from robin j | Reviewed this property |
Hi It seems that you have chosen the right day to arrive as the café opens at 8.00 on Saturday. I'm not sure about travelling times from airports as I was staying in the area and walked. The People's History Museum has a... More