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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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Interesting, but I wanted more

This interesting museum is a tribute the the labour movement and democratic processes. There is an... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2016
Toronto, Canada
A hidden gem

The halls are always quiet and it's just great to feel you can peruse the story of England's... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2016
David V
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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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
Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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Reviewed April 27, 2016

This interesting museum is a tribute the the labour movement and democratic processes. There is an amazing amount of stuff here. Overall, it is a bit preachy (probably preaching to the choir, too) and I would have liked to know more about the lives of...More

Thank Breadbird
Reviewed April 25, 2016

The halls are always quiet and it's just great to feel you can peruse the story of England's working class struggles for liberty at leisure. The story goes right through to the modern day so beware when you cross the miners' picket line. I don't...More

1  Thank David V
Reviewed April 20, 2016

Lots of interactive exhibits. Good for most ages (not for the very young). There is a lot to see and take in so worth going for a couple of visits.

1  Thank dllbll
Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

I very lovely museum and well put together museum about the the history of the working class/normal person. There is plenty to see and is based around interactive displays, posters and banners. On top that there is the odd building/room reconstruction which adds a nice...More

Thank benkernow
Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Visited this museum which is free to visit.Some really good and very interesting exhibitions spread over a few floors with lift access. Well worth a visit and recommend the cafe too

1  Thank annieharvey2015
Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Having already visited The Science and Industrial Museum we didn't know what to expect from this Museum, unfortunately the bar was raised so high from the previous museum that we didn't feel this was anyway near as good. The Museum is very spacious and set...More

1  Thank Kevin D
Reviewed April 16, 2016

amazing museum - so well curated. very inspiring day had with my partner and my parents from London. Nice cafe and shop too!

1  Thank Hannah N
Reviewed April 14, 2016

My teenage Sister and I visited the People's History Museum during our mini break in Manchester. It wasn't too far from our hotel and entry is free so we thought we'd give it ago (and I'm very glad we did). Whilst the museum isn't the...More

1  Thank ladyofcampfires
Reviewed April 12, 2016

even people who don't really like history will enjoy this museum. it's interactive, full of photos, items from the past and interesting stories of people working in England. Clock in using one of the oldschool cards, and have a tour through the worker's eyes. How...More

Thank Natasza K
Reviewed April 11, 2016

Campaign slogans and banners live on through the conservation department. The history of solidarity and union organization in this most industrialized of cities is laid out mostly through visual aids, unswervingly aimed to the left. The winding circular layout feels like a maze, at least...More

Thank jlaycock2016
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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.
January 7, 2015|
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