Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Greater Manchester  /  Manchester  /  Museums  /  People's History Museum

People's History Museum, Manchester

4.4
#5 of 20 in Museums in Manchester
History Museum Museum
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.
Create an itinerary including People's History Museum
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
783 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Great museum- interesting to learn about the people behind the city. Brilliant exhibition on lgbt rights for Pride month and completely free entry!  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 off...  more »
Google
  • 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

Plan your trip to Manchester

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Manchester

Some of Manchester's finest hotels are located near the city center. Staying there will keep you close to all of the city's main attractions, as well as its main road and rail networks. Manchester's centrally located hotels boast modern rooms, good food, and friendly staff. From there you can easily explore Manchester's famous pubs, rooftop bars, and restaurants. For a more leisurely and quiet experience of the city, venture farther away from the central areas. There you can explore a world of relatively inexpensive boutique hotels and self-catering apartments, especially convenient for visitors using Manchester as a base for exploring northern England and North Wales. 
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Manchester by other users

2 days in Manchester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, outdoors, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Europe & Middle East BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM HUNGARY August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Manchester, York & Liverpool BY A USER FROM HUNGARY August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Manchester & Scotland BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDONESIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Manchester BY A USER FROM INDIA September, teens, popular PREFERENCES: September, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Italy, United Kingdom & Paris BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Manchester BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Manchester BY A USER FROM INDIA September, teens, popular PREFERENCES: September, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans