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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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Very nice exhibition!

One man, one vote! A very interesting and well made exhibition following the struggle for democracy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Camilla B
A bit boring

I came here with my young son a while back as it was raining and we were in the area. There is some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven S
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This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people during the past one hundred years.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“labour party” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 1 week ago

One man, one vote! A very interesting and well made exhibition following the struggle for democracy and influence in society. The suffragettes could have got more place, but we had a nice time and I liked specially the things we can open ad look into,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here with my young son a while back as it was raining and we were in the area. There is some interesting stuff in there but I definitely suggest not taking children unless they are teenagers or above because they will get bored...More

Thank Steven S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They should rename this place to "How the nasty upper classes oppressed the poor working man Museum" What's actually worrying is that school parties visit here and take what is presented as fact, when in fact much of it is twisted truth and politically motivated....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was so much better than I had been expecting. It shows the history of British democracy and should be visited by everyone. It also has a large collection of banners and a textile conservation studio. Really interesting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a little different to your usual museum but personally didn't find it that interesting. As you walk round, the layout didn't really have a flow, so the dates went back and for. Can't say I enjoyed it but ot saying it's bad.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well set out and lots of interactive displays. Found out a lot. Suitable for all ages. Made me realise politics haven't really changed through the ages!

Thank Judexx
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum, we had 12 hours between connecting flights so headed into town and visited the museum . lots to see and it gives an in depth view of what life used to be.

Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is really about ideas: men having the vote, then women, then universal suffrage moving on to racial and sexual discrimination. Quotes from Thomas Paine or Wilkes are obviously relevant and important, but don't really make for interesting viewing. A lot of the exhibits are...More

Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Gives an understanding of how the city developed, most importantly the women's suffrage movement, the riots and the unions. Lot of original pieces on displays, important banners and tapestries. Replicas of period costumes for children to try on. Happily revisit.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

I spent about an hour and a a half in this fantastic collection showing over 200 years of the struggle for social justice and equality in this country. It could easily have been longer . I came to it a committed socialist ,and was aware...More

Thank Richard E
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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
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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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