People's History Museum


Left Bank
M3 3ER

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Recent Reviews:

  • shleanc
    Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family time
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 5th November 2019
    I didn’t even know this was here. But what a fantastic place. Lots to see. We all learnt so much. We will definitely return. Read full review
  • Wolfee
    Singapore, Singapore
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Good visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 9th November 2019
    A good place to visit to get some idea of the history and events of people. Of course there would be mentions about the war amongst other things. A good visit. Read full review
  • robbe_ardies
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th November 2019
    Very nice museum and very nice people. I especially really liked the building and how they filled in the rooms. A very learning experience is what I had! 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!

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, 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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Saturday, 30th November 2019 - Saturday, 30th November 2019

Bones of Paine: after dark puppet paradeBones of Paine: after dark puppet paradeAfter dark puppet parade from Walk the Plank and the Working Class Movement Library.
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Friday, 13th December 2019 - Friday, 13th December 2019

Digest the general election at PHMDigest the general election at PHMCome along early on the morning after polling day, have a bite of breakfast and a cuppa, watch the results and discuss the outcome.
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Monday, 16th December 2019 - Sunday, 19th January 2020

The Unfurlings – a banner displayThe Unfurlings – a banner displayLarge display of banners, based on traditional trade union designs, taking over the Grade II listed Edwardian Engine Hall.
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