People's History Museum


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M3 3ER

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The museum is free to enter with a suggested donation of £5.

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Recent Reviews:

  • JKRode004
    Bear, Delaware
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Highly recommend
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 1st July 2022
    Honestly not what I was expecting in a positive sense. I found the museum to be interactive, engaging, inspiring, and well curated. They covered an incredible array of topics. I can only highly... Read full review
  • U9886ZRmarieb
    Trip Type:
    Great museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 1st July 2022
    Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to this museum today. Really engaging for anyone interested in social and cultural history. Particularly loved the Trades Union banners, very prescient in the current... Read full review
  • Alannah C
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Collective Power Place
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 4th July 2022
    People’s History Museum is an incredible, interactive exploration of human rights, workers rights, history, politics and people. Accessible for everyone, centred in awareness. A radical place that... 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 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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