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The Peoples History Museum

Museums and Art Galleries, Indoor
Profile iconAll Ages
Location iconManchester
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Bless your little one’s cotton socks and bring your family to The People’s History Museum. Come and learn about the importance of Manchester’s cotton trade during the Industrial Revolution.

Discover 19th-century secret societies that graced the alleyways and hidden nooks and crannies of Manchester. At this museum your family can uncover over 1500 objects that are on exhibition and hear about the stories behind each and every one.

There are also interactive stations to help aid in the learning process. One of the most popular is the ‘Letters in a Box’ station. At this station you can engage with hundred-year-old objects that represent an individual's life, which is great for kinesthetic learners, as you can learn about a period of time through play and interaction. Bring your family to this museum and learn about Manchester’s fascinating but peculiar past.

  • Interactive stations
  • Uncover Manchester’s history
  • Discover 19th-century secret societies

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Second Thursday of Month 10:00 - 20:00
Closed 24th - 26th December & 1st January



Left Bank, Spinningfields,
Greater Manchester,
M3 3ER,

Phone number

0161 838 9190


Free admission
Suggested Donation: £5.00


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