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The Peoples History Museum

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

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
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Opening hours

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


Free admission
Suggested Donation: £5.00

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

0161 838 9190



Click here to visit The Peoples History Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

The nearest car park is New Quay Street, Sprinningfields/Bridge Street (2-5 minute walk).

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, The Peoples History Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, The Peoples History Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

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