I have visited this museum on a number of occasions. Until recently I owned a flat in the Left Bank which looked down upon it. As a result I was able to observe the building of the rust clad extension to what was an old pump house (listed). The first time I visited the museum was four years ago before the extension was built. At that time it was nothing more than a glorified repository for defunct trade union banners. These have now in the main been consigned to storage elsewhere and have been replaced with more interesting artefacts, some of them interactive. There are a number of themes on the go from women's suffrage to war time Britain, all of them very interesting. The cafeteria is bright, clean and reasonably priced. The staff were helpful and enthusiastic.The museum has a very definite lean to the left politically speaking and in the main 'The People' as represented appear to be the down trodden masses throughout recent history. A more apt title may be 'The repressed down trodden people who rise up history museum'. On the whole well worth a visit particularly as it is free. There are also free buses to get you into Spinningfields one of them from Piccadilly train station.
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