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People's History Museum

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Address: Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
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+44 161 839 6061
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people...

This history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people during the past one hundred years.

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Great place to vist and very interesting

Lots of interactive exhibits. Good for most ages (not for the very young). There is a lot to see and take in so worth going for a couple of visits.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 April 2016
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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Lots of interactive exhibits. Good for most ages (not for the very young). There is a lot to see and take in so worth going for a couple of visits.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

I very lovely museum and well put together museum about the the history of the working class/normal person. There is plenty to see and is based around interactive displays, posters and banners. On top that there is the odd building/room reconstruction which adds a nice touch to the museum . I would defently go back especially for the free price.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Visited this museum which is free to visit.Some really good and very interesting exhibitions spread over a few floors with lift access. Well worth a visit and recommend the cafe too

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Ilkeston, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Having already visited The Science and Industrial Museum we didn't know what to expect from this Museum, unfortunately the bar was raised so high from the previous museum that we didn't feel this was anyway near as good. The Museum is very spacious and set over a couple of floors, there are lifts for Wheelchair users. There are tours of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

amazing museum - so well curated. very inspiring day had with my partner and my parents from London. Nice cafe and shop too!

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Tipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

My teenage Sister and I visited the People's History Museum during our mini break in Manchester. It wasn't too far from our hotel and entry is free so we thought we'd give it ago (and I'm very glad we did). Whilst the museum isn't the biggest it's packed with information and artifacts highlighting the battles people have fought and won... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

even people who don't really like history will enjoy this museum. it's interactive, full of photos, items from the past and interesting stories of people working in England. Clock in using one of the oldschool cards, and have a tour through the worker's eyes. How did it look, and how did they make it look. Don't forget to clock out... More 

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LaSalle, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Campaign slogans and banners live on through the conservation department. The history of solidarity and union organization in this most industrialized of cities is laid out mostly through visual aids, unswervingly aimed to the left. The winding circular layout feels like a maze, at least when looking for the exit.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

I think everyone should visit if they get the chance, you can definitely learn a lot about the history of the politics of our country. As someone who is very interested in socialism and social history I thought this was the best attraction in Manchester! Would definitely recommend! Toilets were clean and staff were very helpful too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Really liked the People's History Museum. It presents British social and political history in a really interesting way. The galleries are colourful, varied, well laid out and there are many interactive activities for children and adults alike. When we visited there was a brilliant photography exhibition just off the Engine Hall that gave a great glimpse into the lives of... More 

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