People's History Museum


Left Bank
M3 3ER

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  • Mark B
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
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    3 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 29th August 2019
    This museum is heavily dominated and influenced by our political history there also seemed to bit lots of banners from long forgotten associations and affiliations Read full review
  • 640ds
    Manchester, United Kingdom
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    Solo travel
    Hidden gem!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 3rd September 2019
    This is a gem of a place to visit if you have spare hour or so in central Manchester. And given where our politics and democracy is right now (first week of Sep 2019), how poignant to remember all... Read full review
  • W5837NYchristinep
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
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    Solo travel
    Amasing museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 5th September 2019
    This museum is about the workers of this country campaigning for better working conditions,right to vote & Peterloo.Forget your politics this isn’t about that it’s about how your ancestors had to... 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 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
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!

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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, 19th January 2019 - Sunday, 5th January 2020

2019 Banner Display2019 Banner DisplayVisit 2019's selection of historic and contemporary banners – some on public display for the first time, all specially conserved by the museum's expert Conservation Team.
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