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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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One of a kind!

We love history and art and visit museums everywhere we visit. Never have I seen an entire museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HaroldsMaude
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St Paul, MN
Interesting

Worth a visit if you have time to spare A lot of reading rather than visual Free and easy to walk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
IrishTraveller0
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Dublin, Ireland
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This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people during the past one hundred years.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
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+44 161 839 6061
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love history and art and visit museums everywhere we visit. Never have I seen an entire museum devoted to people's social movements for human rights, equity and fair treatment. With exhibits on events dating back to the 1600, the museum is well laid out...More

1  Thank HaroldsMaude
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit if you have time to spare A lot of reading rather than visual Free and easy to walk to from city centre

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worth a look. The main galleries are really well done and the exhibition on the ground floor (Represent) which opened on the day we were there is one of the best I've seen in recent years

Thank Jess G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and myself visited the musuem yesterday. It has been extended and added to since my last visit and very well done. They have added many new additions and plenty of interactive displays for children, and they can dress up and do craft activites....More

2  Thank sand023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the tremendously well researched and presented history of the struggle for rights, better working conditions and equality in the UK. From the earliest beginnings of fighting for the vote, to today's struggles - it's wonderful to see ideas make their way and...More

Thank Lucie M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cram packed with so many authentic historic items. Be sure to open all the little doors, lots of fascinating topics covered. I would like to see the section on slavery expanded to recognise the fact that most of our city's affluent buildings are built on...More

1  Thank Nottm4me
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting museum. What a great little-hidden gem highly recommend a visit if you have never been to the people's history museum. Covers 18th century to modern day social history

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

As a Labour Party member I'd wanted to visit the PHM for ages, and I wasn't disappointed at all. Fantastic permanent galleries, interesting temporary exhibitions, good shop and lots of interactive displays for kids. Brilliant for anyone remotely interested in democracy or British politics.

Thank Natalie S
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

This really is an excellent museum, covering working class history from the 18th century to the present day. Revolution, social reforms, equality, the right to vote, the co-operative movement, incremental social changes, everything is covered. There is also a gallery covering the development of the...More

1  Thank Alan69Cathy61
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

A very well put together collection of memorabilia relating to social history and the evolution of voting, workers’ rights etc. Not in the slightest dry or boring...

Thank Brantome2
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Ema C
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.
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January 7, 2015|
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Response from cindylou45 | 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
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