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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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The People's History Museum as the name states is about the history of the people. It sheds lights... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jeszmond
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Pembroke, Malta
A fun museum that appeals to my politics...

I must preface this review with the admission that I'm one of those leftie types and therefore this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mada421
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people during the past one hundred years.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
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+44 161 839 6061
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The People's History Museum as the name states is about the history of the people. It sheds lights about the social and political developments of the UK particularly in the last 3 centuries. A very interesting place to visit.

Thank Jeszmond
Reviewed 1 week ago

I must preface this review with the admission that I'm one of those leftie types and therefore this museum suits my politics perfectly. However, that doesn't mean that the museum offers an uncritical look at left-wing, trade union politics. On the contrary the changing exhibitions...More

Thank mada421
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found this museum to be very well done. Ignore the eye-rolling "wasted an hour" review as it's a great overview of what the name indicates, with great tidbits of info on the Peterloo Massacre and the different workers and women's rights movements.

Thank genibre69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this museum very different with its focus on working people and not the aristocracy/ruling class which is the emphasis of most museums. I thought it was well set out with a clear chronological approach and thought provoking displays, especially on the Peterloo massacre....More

Thank rossbrownNottingham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a theme going on in a big way. Not a museum for the Entrepreneur; if you can read between the lines. Tax payers money gone to waste.

Thank DonMander
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent museum that looks into the history of the working-class, particularly in Manchester. There are so many exhibits, with lots for young children to keep entertained with whilst grown-ups read the plaques. I learnt a lot, but my partner who is well-read in working class...More

Thank EmmJehy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a new museum since I lived in Manchester many years ago and is truly fascinating. So interesting we could have spent more time there.

Thank mumsybee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never been to this venue but experienced it when visiting the 2016 Left Bank beer festival. Nice accessible venue and staff were very friendly

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time I've visited this museum- always been a little reticent, but found it very absorbing. Great building and feeling of space (but where were all the people: very quiet!). A lot of the subject matter was over my young children's heads but there were...More

Thank rthrelfall
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Great museum- interesting to learn about the people behind the city. Brilliant exhibition on lgbt rights for Pride month and completely free entry!

Thank Joe G
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Ema C
6 November 2016|
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Response from BrightonBN1 | Reviewed this property |
A couple of hours as there is so much to see and experience.
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limegreen07
8 January 2015|
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Response from cindylou45 | 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
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