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People's History Museum

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Workers Heritage

Visited here on a date with my partner who I met via the RMT union and love the place, it’s full of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
flybazz
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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Interesting Museum

This is a great museum. It focuses on workers rights, the Chartists movement, women's suffrage and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
TheLogLady
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London, United Kingdom
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The People's History Museum (PHM) is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present and future. The museum provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn about, be inspired by and get...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Bridge St., Manchester M3 3ER, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here on a date with my partner who I met via the RMT union and love the place, it’s full of so much history of the working class and our continued struggle for equality over the decades. It reaffirms the needs for unions and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a person who doesn’t understand these terminologies, I hope that they create ideas where they can illustrate the differences between socialist, communist, aristocracy, liberal, conservative, etc. I’ve seen some of these illustration in simple ways before in the social media so I think this...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great museum. It focuses on workers rights, the Chartists movement, women's suffrage and the development of workers unions. There are some interesting displays and the stories which are told highlight how far we have come but also that we still have some...More

Thank TheLogLady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free museum. It used to be in London but they ran out of funds! There are a few Manchester slants to the museum but it’s mainly about unions and politics etc and tells the story of the struggle to vote, the establishment of the Labour...More

Thank Lottelli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the important stuff, not Kings and Queens, but the struggles of ordinary people. A great deal of what we take for granted as basic rights comes from the campaigns of a much poorer group of people in the past. The ultra- modern setting...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Peoples Museum is interesting and centres on the struggle for women's rights and the origin of trade unions. It very interesting and has some interesting exhibits, but part of it was closed at the time, so it seemed rather small.

Thank Denzzzxxx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's very thought evoking to look back on the struggle the working classes had In order to get fair pay and decent working conditions and also the suffrage campaign for votes for women.

Thank Brendan W
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Good thing to do inside when there’s bad weather. Lots to see, something for all the family to enjoy

Thank Mpiezsks6
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We went there by chance, as it was raining and we were quite surprised by the content of the museum. It worths a quick visit if you are in the city.

Thank Juanma596
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Livyhonwmade tomato and celery soup - homemade and artisan bread Water freely available Tables clean and tidy and s good people watching spot

Thank Helen L
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Ema C
6 November 2016|
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Response from BrightonBN1 | Reviewed this property |
A couple of hours as there is so much to see and experience.
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limegreen07
8 January 2015|
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Response from robin j | Reviewed this property |
Hi It seems that you have chosen the right day to arrive as the café opens at 8.00 on Saturday. I'm not sure about travelling times from airports as I was staying in the area and walked. The People's History Museum has a... More
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