People's History Museum, Manchester

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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. Add People's History Museum and other attractions to your Manchester trip itinerary using our Manchester vacation planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    An amazing museum that traces England's fight for democracy and economic justice. Exhibits include the fight for suffrage, better pay and working critics, the British Communist Party, the Peterloo Mas...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Great place to learn about the history of the working people. Really interesting hands on place. Want to know how we got the vote? Suffragettes, unions, the welfare state? Tells the history of the las...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Amazing free museum! It has some fantastic items and covers the history of working people and social movements. One of my favourite museums in the UK! Lots of hands on activities for kids too. Great g...  more »
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  • Fantastic museum. The Temporary LGBT exhibition was excellent. Really interesting & so positive. I love the way the museum is set out. Very family friendly too. A fantastic & very interesting museum. I loved it.
  • Some excellent exhibitions on when I visited. The fixed exhibits covering people's struggles from gaining the vote, organising labour into unions, and the changing face of politics. The one hidden away on Tony Blair made you realise how slick the advertising was in those days. Then there was an exhibition on LGBT+'s and their struggles through to recent times. And finally a very moving exhibition of artwork produced by social workers accompanied by their own narratives. Most talked about how they wanted to help people but felt overwhelmed by the amount of work - especially paperwork - and the lack of support from their managers. Very worthwhile visiting - and it's free!
  • Really interesting musuem. Fun visit. Smaller than expected but nevertheless really informative and great visit.
  • If you are into people's history it's great. Very well laid out and excellent modern facilities. Possibly not the most entertaining for young children! Or any children actually....
  • Interesting place with a lot of expanats. If you have time you should difenatelly take a look on it

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