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People's History Museum Manchester

The history of working people in Britain

The People's History Museum is truly unique. A national museum charting the history of the struggle for equality and democracy in the UK, it's perfectly suited to the radical city of Manchester.

There have always been ideas worth fighting for. Join a march through time at the museum following Britain's struggle for democracy over two centuries. Meet the revolutionaries, reformers, workers, voters and citizens who fought our battle for the ballot. Gather amongst their magnificent banners and discover how time off was won (and spent).

Enjoy the main galleries, Changing Exhibition Gallery and Community Gallery, along with interactives and activities for visitors of all ages. Browse the shop for unique books and gifts and round off your day with a bite to eat in the museum's on site cafe bar The Left Bank.

The museum is Family Friendly throughout, welcoming visitors of all ages. There's hands-on stuff in every gallery and regular activities especially for children.

The museum also offers a Learning programme for early years to adult learners, and houses the Labour History Archive & Study Centre, Textile Conservation Studio and venue hire facilities.

Free entry, donations welcome.

The museum and shop are open Monday to Sunday from 10.00am until 5.00pm, including bank holidays, closed 24, 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan.

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