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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
All reviews peterloo massacre trade union labour party union banners temporary exhibition industrial revolution interesting displays couple of hours the ground floor all ages on display free entry city centre movement rights politics social
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.