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People's History Museum

Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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So much to see

This museum was full of fascinating things relating to the history of Manchester & further afield... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
Ashford, United Kingdom
Power to the People!

This museum is a lot of fun but also brilliantly informative of the many social and political... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Brighton, United Kingdom
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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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“trade union” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
+44 161 839 6061
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

This museum was full of fascinating things relating to the history of Manchester & further afield. It was a difficult space to navigate through, lots of nooks & crannies! Would benefit from arrows around the rooms to help follow the right route through.

Thank Pinz
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This museum is a lot of fun but also brilliantly informative of the many social and political currents that have shaped working men and women's lives over the last couple of hundred years. Fantastic clips of memorable speeches from major politicians including Margaret Thatcher's 'The...More

Thank BrightonBN1
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

A well laid out museum with lots of interactive displays that make the subject accessible for children as well as adults. I visited with a 10 and 14 year old and we all enjoyed it. Expect to spend 1-2 hours here.

1  Thank Hettyfeather
Reviewed 23 August 2016

It was one of the most important moments of my life. You get a lot from visiting this museum. Nice, friendly and educational atmosphere.

1  Thank Zafeiris_T
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Me and my husband visited the museum in August 2016. It is really well laid out and very informative. Me and my husband love visiting museums all over the world and we both felt that we left having learnt something new. All the staff are...More

1  Thank emily b
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Really interesting content, well laid out and accessible for all ages and knowledge. Lots of facts but also plenty of human stories and interactive content. Excellent.

Thank DSC_04
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The People's History Museum in Manchester is based on the same idea as the People's Museum in Edinburgh or the Jersey Museum in St Helier: Where do the locals come from? Where are they going? What have they done for their town? It is a...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This museum was great, we really enjoyed the variety of exhibits and the staff were really friendly. Also there's no entrance fee, just a donation if you can. We particularly enjoyed the exhibit on the rise of feminism and workers rights. We had a lovely...More

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 18 August 2016

A wonderful modern and interesting building offering regular exhibitions pertaining to social history related to the Manchester area but other areas too. Lots of space and information with a shop and cafe which is reasonably priced. Great location near to trams, buses, railway etc and...More

Thank slightlydisapp0inted
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Despite the evident bias winking at Labour / Radical wings, the museum gives a brief introduction to the main developments in politics and human rights over the last two centuries. The approach is rather basic and you won't spend more than an hour to visit...More

Thank Fabrizio O
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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