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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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Fascinating museum

I found this museum to be very well done. Ignore the eye-rolling "wasted an hour" review as it's a... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
History from below.

I found this museum very different with its focus on working people and not the aristocracy/ruling... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I found this museum to be very well done. Ignore the eye-rolling "wasted an hour" review as it's a great overview of what the name indicates, with great tidbits of info on the Peterloo Massacre and the different workers and women's rights movements.

Thank genibre69
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I found this museum very different with its focus on working people and not the aristocracy/ruling class which is the emphasis of most museums. I thought it was well set out with a clear chronological approach and thought provoking displays, especially on the Peterloo massacre....More

Thank rossbrownNottingham
Reviewed 6 July 2017

There is a theme going on in a big way. Not a museum for the Entrepreneur; if you can read between the lines. Tax payers money gone to waste.

Thank DonMander
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Excellent museum that looks into the history of the working-class, particularly in Manchester. There are so many exhibits, with lots for young children to keep entertained with whilst grown-ups read the plaques. I learnt a lot, but my partner who is well-read in working class...More

Thank EmmJehy
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is a new museum since I lived in Manchester many years ago and is truly fascinating. So interesting we could have spent more time there.

Thank mumsybee
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I had never been to this venue but experienced it when visiting the 2016 Left Bank beer festival. Nice accessible venue and staff were very friendly

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

First time I've visited this museum- always been a little reticent, but found it very absorbing. Great building and feeling of space (but where were all the people: very quiet!). A lot of the subject matter was over my young children's heads but there were...More

Thank rthrelfall
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Great museum- interesting to learn about the people behind the city. Brilliant exhibition on lgbt rights for Pride month and completely free entry!

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Permanent collections are really original and very interesting. Temporary exhibitions of LGBT history also excellent. A must for anyone interested in British history, politics, and counter-culture.

Thank reblu302
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

This was my second trip to the people's museum and it was even better second time! The museum takes you on a fascinating trip illustrating the working class struggle to get vote and more. The path offered is simple and it's great how each exhibition...More

Thank Grace W
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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.
7 January 2015|
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