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People's History Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Good Local History

A really informative museum with a local slant. Did seem to skim both world wars with as much... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom
Interesting to people of all ages

There was a school party in the museum whilst we were there. The kids loved all of the hands on... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2019
Welshpool, United Kingdom
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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
+44 161 838 9190
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Reviewed April 12, 2019

A really informative museum with a local slant. Did seem to skim both world wars with as much devoted to industrial strikes. There was also a room dedicated just to banners. Good stuff on migration and equality. Free to enter but £5 suggested, which is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

There was a school party in the museum whilst we were there. The kids loved all of the hands on exhibits. Lots to read and explore. The 'nothing about me without me' exhibition was very good. Giving details of disability rights, political activism, law and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

Well planned layout which gives a surprising insight into Industrial, Political and how Society has changed.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

The exhibition is really interesting and informative. We spent around 3 hours reading and learning about the Peterloo Massacre. There is a lot of information available which is really insightful. The exhibition also teaches about how unions were formed and the political movement in Britain.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 21, 2019

I wouldn't recommend this place to a person who doesn't speak very well English, because the topics in there are too complicated to understand. However for an English speaker, I think it could be quite interesting. The museum is interactive. There are short films and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

What a gem. We should all be enlightened to the development of the social/political development of our country. Banners, suffragettes it is all there. Lots to see and read

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Hazel S
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

I came antipating something drab and depressing. Perhaps this was due to a similarly named venue at another northern city that was set up in the 1970s and was poorly endowed and presented with no flair. Far from that here. The museum has plenty of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank nobbutjust
Reviewed March 19, 2019

The museum is in a good location in town, has very friendly staff and is nice and modern. The exhibition gives a brief overview of modern civilisation, but is probably aimed towards the younger visitor

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank N G
Reviewed March 9, 2019

This displays the artefacts of UK political thought, action and dissent in a host of interesting ways. I particularly enjoyed the enormous trades union banners.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

I don't know why it has taken me so long to visit, I will certainly visit again soon. There is so much of interest here, lots of interactive display and a wide variety of things displayed and stories told. Leave plenty of time to complete...More

Date of experience: March 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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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