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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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Just marvellous

Centre piece had to be the amazing collection of Trades Union banners and a viewing window into... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Andy B
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Harlow, United Kingdom
Fantastic Museum

I visited here on a whim, and I really loved the experience. I'm a big history fan, and it felt... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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“trade unions” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
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"peterloo massacre"
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"trade unions"
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"left wing"
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"working conditions"
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"union banners"
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"temporary exhibition"
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"industrial revolution"
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"interesting displays"
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"couple of hours"
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"great insight"
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"the ground floor"
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"worth a visit"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Centre piece had to be the amazing collection of Trades Union banners and a viewing window into the conservation area. The museum tells the story of the development of peoples' rights in society from the seventeenth century to modern times with interesting displays and in...More

Thank Andy B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited here on a whim, and I really loved the experience. I'm a big history fan, and it felt like you were walking back in time. The way the museum is organised and displayed is great. It covers loads of social history, including universal...More

Thank charl3000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had an hour to kill so popped in after reading the good reviews on here. We had just got off a train at Salford central station where the museum is almost next door although the train information man had no idea of its existence!...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been wanting to come here for years and whilst there was not as much to see as I expected I still got a lot out of the visit, learnt a lot about the fight for votes, early politics etc. My 11 and 14 year...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took my 14 year old daughter who takes some persuading to go to a museum but it was done by promising shopping after. Wanted to go here for a while so glad I got there it is well worth it while visiting beautiful Manchester! It’s...More

Thank ISAlou777
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this museum which focusses on the social history of “the people” .... Interesting displays which cleverly used different media or prompted further information from opening doors etc.... Would imagine that this museum would interest anyone of any age.... I also really liked that it...More

Thank debbiehallett
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've never come across a museum like this, which views history from the point of view of the ordinary person and does so with a beautifully displayed collection of exhibits and artefacts. Much of the collection (though by no means all) relates to North West...More

Thank ramblinsid
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed our visit, some incredible photographs and the whole feeling is a space dedicated to the history of the people that make Manchester great..including the suffragettes and the vital and vibrant LGBTQ+ community get a mention! It's a very good spot to visit...More

Thank JuRuAy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a real hive of information about the social history of Manchester and the North West. Covering the various stages of social development with the accent of the Unions and workers marches, to seeing the life styles of the past and the level...More

Thank 369heather
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This museum is absolutely engrossing, there's so much to learn, and it's really well curated. It's accessible to young people, but equally engaging for older adults. There's a brilliant mix of written information and visual, sensory displays which keeps your interest and attention. If you...More

Thank Kate L
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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
7 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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