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People's History Museum

Opens in 23 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Well worth a vist

I live in Manchester and found this to be a fascinating museum about the city’s democratic history... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2018
Stockport, United Kingdom
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Differenti kind of Museum

I wasn't dire what the Museum was about when I First read the name. It gives you a nice perspective... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
Steven P
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Bridge Street | Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 838 9190
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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

I live in Manchester and found this to be a fascinating museum about the city’s democratic history. It’s easy to find - next to the law courts - and it’s on the route of the free city centre bus.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

I wasn't dire what the Museum was about when I First read the name. It gives you a nice perspective on how society gas changes and Is changing. How you have Freedom (wellness almost) nowadays. It's kinda quirky but enjoyable. Politics buffa we'll love it

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

What a gem of a museum this is! We were a adults but could see how child friendly the museum is with for example family bags free to use and many interactive displays. The museum had a diversity of materials/objects on show and was able...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

The People’s History Museum is a gem. Wonderful, informative exhibitions - the banner collection is a highlight - and a nice cafe too (delicious flapjacks!). Helpful staff. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

Fascinating museum. Banner of various Unions show how strong democracy and union tradition of England.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Great place to spend a few hours Based on a number of floors Easy to wander around and read articles Great time line on the ground floor to put into perspective what has happened Toilets cafe and views over to Salford

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

Well worth a visit. The museum is free and shows the history of Manchester and it's people. It focuses mainly on the working class of that era and their struggles. There are interactive displays which included a mock grocery shop counter where you can take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen P
Reviewed November 11, 2018

It is free to enter this museum and it tells the story of the social history of Manchester and the struggles of the working classes. Trades Union histories and the struggles of the working people to gain recognition and rights are covered alongside displays relating...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cath F
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

I'd recommend a visit before or after you watch the Peterloo film. A cosy welcoming cafe with good quality food and coffee to round things off. The free Manchester shuttle gets quite close and easy walking from the St Peter's Square tramstop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Laura P
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Enjoyed our visit here. Entrance is free and there are some excellent displays . I particularly enjoyed the visuals to do with the trade union movement and women's suffrage. We visited the coffee shop that is on site afterwards.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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