We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

People's History Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
An excellent exhibition. Everyone should make a point of visiting....

The exhibition is really interesting and informative. We spent around 3 hours reading and learning... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nikki B
via mobile
social/political museum, amazing

What a gem. We should all be enlightened to the development of the social/political development of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hazel S
London, United Kingdom
Read all 961 reviews
All photos (278)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“trade union”(33 reviews)
“labour party”(18 reviews)
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
Open Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Manchester
Bridge Street | Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 838 9190
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Manchester
from US$ 46.89
More Info
from US$ 16.08
More Info
from US$ 16.08
More Info
from US$ 22.77
More Info
Reviews (961)
Filter reviews
876 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
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
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 876 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Thank Nikki B
Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Thank Samuelducks
Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Thank Hazel S
Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Thank nobbutjust
Reviewed 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Thank judemgard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Thank Sian N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is small and good for some information about the history of manchester, not my favorite type of museum i think it was good but if i know more about it i will not visit it.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank AKARRR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the museum one Tuesday morning . It wasn’t too busy so I was able to take my time wandering around the displays . I found it very interesting and enjoyed learning about my local history and events . I thoroughly enjoyed viewing the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JudyT1525
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative, thought provoking and interesting museum, makes you appreciate what the ordinary people went through to get their right to vote, decent conditions at work and representation over the years. Just goes to show that the "establishment" and "ruling classes" held ordinary people in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lincolnhatter
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 122 nearby hotels
Premier Inn Manchester Salford Central Hotel
1,120 reviews
.24 km away
The Lowry Hotel
3,223 reviews
.24 km away
Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel
2,182 reviews
.34 km away
Great John Street Hotel
1,595 reviews
.35 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,732 nearby restaurants
Albatross & Arnold
290 reviews
.11 km away
Menagerie Restaurant & Bar
602 reviews
.15 km away
198 reviews
.12 km away
Manchester House
1,680 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 662 nearby attractions
The John Rylands Library
5,003 reviews
.29 km away
Granada Studios
408 reviews
.32 km away
Opera House Manchester
970 reviews
.31 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
3 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from TFonTA | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Roy G that it’s not mega easy to find but google maps served me well
Ema C
6 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from BrightonBN1 | Reviewed this property |
A couple of hours as there is so much to see and experience.
8 January 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