People's History Museum


Left Bank
M3 3ER

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Recent Reviews:

  • NB1957
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Very glad that I visited
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 10th January 2020
    I had not been aware of this musum and came across it on Tripadvisor. I was not sure what to expect but it is free which was great as you will often visit places that you may not have otherwise done... Read full review
  • manisha1999
    Coventry, United Kingdom
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    Staff were lovely
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 16th January 2020
    Staff were really lovely, welcoming and helpful. The museum itself was very impressive and very interesting! Read full review
  • Capitalism-Kills
    2 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 18th January 2020
    This watered down and depoliticized look at the Labour movement lacks nuance and depth and tries to make up for them by overwhelming visitors with way too much visual clutter everywhere. It doesn’t... Read full review



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Free Admission

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Dates and Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


  • Learn about the redeveloped People's History Museum here!

What's Nearby

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Saturday, 23rd March 2019 - Sunday, 23rd February 2020

Peterloo commemorative glass, date unknown © People’s History MuseumDisrupt? Peterloo and ProtestPart of the national commemorations marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester 1819, People’s History Museum’s (PHM) headline exhibition for 2019 Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest tells the story of Peterloo and highlights its relevance today, examining issues within our democracy that…
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Saturday, 25th January 2020 - Sunday, 3rd January 2021

2020 Banner Display2020 Banner DisplayVisit 2020's selection of historic and contemporary banners – some on public display for the first time.
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Saturday, 1st February 2020 - Saturday, 1st February 2020

People's History MuseumScreams, chants and tight-lipped silenceYoung Identity and Amnesty present an afternoon of poetry and spoken word in solidarity with Ahmed Mansoor, a human rights activist imprisoned in the UAE.
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Friday, 14th February 2020 - Friday, 14th February 2020

A Love Letter to PHM from Get Cape. Wear Cape. FlyA Love Letter to PHM from Get Cape. Wear Cape. FlyJoin us for a Valentine's special, with a Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly gig in PHM's atmospheric Engine Hall as a love letter from the band to PHM.
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Saturday, 22nd February 2020 - Saturday, 22nd February 2020

Mr Ordinary's PrizeMr Ordinary's PrizeA Little People's History Museum activity, suitable for under 5s and their grown ups.
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