People's History Museum, Manchester

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Children’s Museum · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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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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  • Pretty one-sided view of history but they make no claims otherwise. It's actually quite good for what it is and if looked at as history it is excellent, no matter what your political slant is. Lots... 
    Pretty one-sided view of history but they make no claims otherwise. It's actually quite good for what it is and if looked at as history it is excellent, no matter what your political slant is. Lots...  more »
  • This museum runs the monthly Fabric of Protest workshop sessions which are really brilliant. A chance to stitch together making textile responses to exhibits in the museum, commenting on political... 
    This museum runs the monthly Fabric of Protest workshop sessions which are really brilliant. A chance to stitch together making textile responses to exhibits in the museum, commenting on political...  more »
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  • So interesting! A real slice of history & of people's struggle for equality ,& rights throughout the ages. The film about the travelling community children was lovely. I particularly enjoyed the delightful banners from the various marches throughout recent history. Wonderful place full of stories that need to be told.
  • Bringing brightness to British political history. Politics, let’s be honest, isn’t the sexiest subject to study. The People’s History Museum puts that view to rights. Two floors of easily digestible British political history… and it’s free entrance.

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