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People's History Museum
Ranked #13 of 190 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people during the past one hundred years.
Reviewed March 11, 2013

This is a top museum. The reason why I give it four stars instead of five is only because I had very young children with me - I discovered it by chance while walking back to the car park after a day out in Manchester. I would perhaps rate it higher without the 'kid' concerns.
There is an excellent history of people's political involvement, which includes the Peterloo Massacre in the 19th century, and all other big protests ever since. If you have even a passing interest in politics and people power, this museum will fascinate you and maybe even inspire you.
There were enough things to interest my older son of 5, but I think that if you have children, you might be better off taking them when they are a bit older.
I, as an adult thought it was an excellent find and look forward to being able to returning one day in different circumstances. It is well done - modern, with lots of multimedia, original banners and posters, videos and music and speeches, and recreated rooms and scenes.

Thank Agatha D
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

I have to say we chanced upon this museum, noticed it whilst having lunch at the Mark Addy pub, and it is a real gem. If you have any interest at all in the political history of Manchester and the UK it is amazing, and not dry as it would first seem but really done at a human level. For anyone born in the last 50 or 60 years it really should be on your itinerary.

Thank morlandmonk
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Really well laid out and interesting museum.
Lots of interactive things to do for all ages.
Well worth a visit

Thank SueSurreyUK
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

A great cafe, never too busy, with a great view over the river.
Its MAIN attraction for us - is that when were in town with our new baby - its got great baby changing facilities :)

Thank Nelson66
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Fascinating trip through the history of working class people. Would recommend it to couples, families or even singletons

Thank FHTpe T
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