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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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Eye Opening Experience of Working Class Britain

I can't believe that as a Mancunian I never knew this museum existed! Fascinating galleries, really eye opening to the struggles of those that lead the way of British working... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can't believe that as a Mancunian I never knew this museum existed! Fascinating galleries, really eye opening to the struggles of those that lead the way of British working class people. I'm a feminist so I really enjoyed the material on the suffragette on the movement. It was also amazing to see the history of trade unions, I am... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do not leave Manchester without visiting this museum which depicts the history of the conditions of the common folk (our ancestors) from the time of Cromwell to the present day. So informative and well laid out and every corner and wall packed with information and artifacts from the time. i thought I had a reasonably good grasp of history but... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum depicts the history of people's movements in the UK since the 19th century. The photographs of people given harsh punishments for very minor offences were especially moving.

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Lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent exhibits, so engrossing. Try the "Loitering with Intent" exhibition starting 23rd July until mid October--fascinating stuff.

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Milton Keynes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum was very interesting. A lot of it is quite poorly lit in order to preserve the textile banners, but this doesn't detract from the experience and you can easily see to read the information on the walls and display units. There's a whole lot of good stuff in this museum, too much to cover in a single visit.... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Informative and moving museum. I've heard it's been threatened with closure which would be a terrible shame. Entry is free so I urge everyone who visits to donate if they can, how else will these places stay open?

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As someone who has actively worked for women's and labour rights, this museum fed my soul.The history of suffragette activism, labour history - beautiful, old labour banners. If social justice is your thing, you must come here!

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

Maybe I'm too light hearted and fluffy but this museum wasn't for me. There is a lot of detail and the exhibits look great but the topics didn't interest me. That said I enjoyed the Co-op shop section. I really liked the shop though, some fabulous books of local history and great cards. We couldn't try the cafe as there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was interesting for someone who loves history, but for the kids it was very poring, they were very happy to get out from there.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have an hour or so to kill then this is a great place to do so. I wouldn't suggest that you make it "a destination" unless you're local and "fed up" one afternoon (or sick of traipsing around the near-by millions of shops). Shows what life was like for our predecessors and thus, makes you grateful for the... More 

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