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People's History Museum, Manchester

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
Learn about the history of the UK's working people at People's History Museum. View photographs, print, and objects, which tell the story of democracy in Britain, as well as the history of ordinary people's lives at home, work, and leisure over the last 200 years. Visit exhibits documenting such topics as popular radicalism, the Peterloo Massacre, 19th-century trade unionism, and the women's suffrage movement. Using our world travel planner, Manchester attractions like People's History Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is an incredible museum, so much for all ages - there was a children's story time going on when we visited. The experience was informative and moving and I'm going to take my family there as soon...  read more »
  • Museum very interesting that allows us to learn a lot about the culture of this country and especially mainly on that of the city. Very pretty
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  • We spent a hour looking around this museum which is devoted to the Labour movement in Manchester and the UK as a whole. As a historical guide to the fight to ensure workers rights it is a good museum ...  read more »
  • The museum is a dynamic place, with some striking work going on to preserve beautiful and resonant banners representing the proud history of the Trades Unions. The presentation is balanced and seems to be aimed at younger audiences.
  • This has to be my favorite museum. I visit every few months and still find new and interesting exhibits. The story it tells, the story of people's struggle for basic rights and the vote, is one which must be preserved and told again and again. They have preserved many unique and irreplaceable items, including the original minutes of the first meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party and Michael Foot's famous Remembrance Sunday jacket. By no stretch of the imagination is this a donkey jacket! Just goes to show that you can't always trust what you read in the papers! The staff are helpful and thoroughly engaged with the museum and its aims. The restaurant is a great place to enjoy a light meal or a drink, and the view (even for someone like me who doesn't like cityscapes) is very pleasant. Sign on as "Radical" and enjoy a discount there and in the bookshop.
  • Nice ethos, interesting EU Referendum exhibit. A good event venue too, I was there for a conference.
  • One for the adults, who are interested in the history of unions and the labour movement. Although that sounds a bit dull, the museum is fascinating and worth a visit.
  • Very well lay out Very educational but fine a good way Over 10s ,only
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