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People's History Museum

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Address: Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
Phone Number:
+44 161 839 6061
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
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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People's history museum Manchester

Brilliant museum with lots of media and hands on exhibits to suit all ages- staff very friendly and helpful,nice cafe too with good quality produce. Topics of the museum should be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
gill o
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant museum with lots of media and hands on exhibits to suit all ages- staff very friendly and helpful,nice cafe too with good quality produce. Topics of the museum should be compulsory! Current Syria exhibition very moving

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is very interesting, covering many aspects of history relating to people's lives and political changes.

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Warsaw
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was chilly day i was walking around the town... I was cold and found this museum. Full visit is approx 1,5 hour but i went without reading all the info- tables in 30 minut. Great exhibiton about Syrian conflict and art. The permanent gallery is for me too much focused on LGBT rights and second half of XX century.... More 

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Kirkham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great free place to visit. Fabulous that it's child friendly. Very interesting for adults and entertaining enough for kids too. There are interactive things & dressing up throughout and it is encouraged to touch & open things. Was great to go somewhere we could let our child gave some freedom. Our 3 year old loved the backpack he borrowed... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three floors of thought provoking exhibits take you on a whirlwind history of (largely) UK socialism. Lots of variety and good selection of interactive exhibits - good cafe and bookshop. Personally, too many LGBT exhibits gave far more prominence than is historically accurate.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good museum but not the most interesting in Manchester. Something to do when you've exhausted the list. Cream tea is nice at the end as the homemade scones are spot on!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really informative on British history throughout 20th/21st century, set out in really engaging way with interactive exhibitions and sections! Especially loved the temporary exhibition on Syrian culture/art in response to oppression - really thought-provoking. Would fully recommend :)

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting museum that tells of the struggle for political representation. Everyone should see it to appreciate their right to vote.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating history lesson through the 19th and 20th centuries with illustration, audio, objects and plenty to read. It is difficult to make political ideas come alive but this is a pretty successful attempt.

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a look, this museum contains a great deal of historical material and some interesting artifacts - such as Michael Foot's "donkey jacket" - in fact a Harrod's woollen coat...

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