People's History Museum, Manchester

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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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  • This was our first visit to the museum and we only had about 90 minutes to look around but we found it thoroughly engaging. Our 13 yo is fascinated by history and politics so it was perfect for him...  more »
  • Jam packed with information. Thought provoking. Family friendly activities and friendly helpful staffs  more »
  • 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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