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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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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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A real gem

Highly recommended for anyone interested in social and political history with a strong northern working class perspective. Too much to see in one visit, so after going twice will... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Johnhutchwales
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Abergele, Wales, United Kingdom
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not really a museum with exhibits that will take your breath away but will be of interest to those interested in social Britain through the ages. Interesting museum shop with lots of interesting gifts and a nice cafe offering reasonably priced lunches near the city centre.

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Hyde, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a great educational attraction if you wish to learn about the history of employment rights from the industial revolution onwards. However, I went having been told it was about the history of Manchester employment and it was highly suitable for children. I have an 8 year old and trying to find a way of suitably dumming down... More 

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Abergele, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended for anyone interested in social and political history with a strong northern working class perspective. Too much to see in one visit, so after going twice will definitely be back. Quirky, opinionated, passionate and often both moving and amusing. Not many museums can say that!

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit. The history and evolution of the labour movement was very well done. The layout and direction of the exhibits was a little confusing at places. Impressive refurbishment of the old building.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really was not sure what to expect from the Peoples History Museum but was impressed. There's lots of displays about workers rights going back over 200 years and I found it all very interesting It's free to visit but they appreciate it if you make a donation.

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Thank therichastill
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum traces the poor working conditions of the past, the need for a rise of trade unions, the labour movement and suffragettes. It is done in a very engaging way with very good exhibits. There is plenty of hands on for children. Also a good gift shop. Combine this with a trip to the John Rylands Library - they... More 

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Thank lyndac00per
Ullapool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our brief visit to this museum. It's well laid out and presents the information in some really imaginative, interactive ways. My son loved it.

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

Whilst I apprreciate the concept behind this museum it will not appeal to everyone .Lovely building .Good little shop and great cafe.

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

The building has several floors and in the main its about people and organisations. The museum used to be called Labour Museum but changed some Years back. The building was an old pumping station and still in places looks that way, however there is a new addition to the building. The museum holds and displays the way of life for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really interesting place with lots of history plenty to look at and plenty to keep the kids amused

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