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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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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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 fantastic site with maps and could be of assistance to you. You are making a good choice in visiting the museum.