People's History Museum, Manchester

4.4
Children’s Museum · Hidden Gem · History 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. Add People's History Museum and other attractions to your Manchester trip itinerary using our Manchester vacation planner.
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  • I’ve been meaning to visit for a while but was somehow put off by thinking it might be an overly trendy “non museum”. Glad to say I was wrong and should have visited before as it was very interesting....  more »
  • Went here specifically to learn more about the Peterloo Massacre of 1819 as it recently achieved its bicentenary. To be honest I was a bit disappointed as I expected something special on Manchester...  more »
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  • Our 3rd time in as many years. Excellent portrayal of the fight for greater democracy and the social improvement of the common man in Britain. Well worth a visit. Plenty of hands on activities. Good sound and vision learning for kids of all ages.
  • Really fascinating and interactive museum. Gives you a thorough and informative history of politics and society in Manchester in a chronological order. Lots of neat and unique ways to present the information as well (opening cupboards, handling objects, audio clips etc...)

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