People’s History Museum

Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER, UK (0)
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  • Museum tours
  • Access for disabled
  • Audio guide
  • Groups allowed
  • Toilets
  • Tour guides


People’s History Museum

People’s History Museum in Manchester is the national museum of democracy.  They aim to engage, inspire and inform diverse audiences by showing ‘There have always been ideas worth fighting for’.

The museum looks at people’s lives at home and work over 200 years. Topics include popular radicalism, Peterloo Massacre, 19th century trade unionism, women’s suffrage, dockers, the the cooperative movement as well as football.

What do I need to know

The People’s History Museum holds one of the largest collections of political material in Britain, beginning with the early 19th century.

  • Entry is free but a donation is appreciated
  • The museum is full accessible with wheelchair ramps, induction loops tactile imagery and audio and visual displays
  • Guide Dogs welcome
  • Regular temporary exhibitions with varying focus
  • Just two minutes walk from our city centre stop for our City River Tours and other events
  • located in a grade II listed, former hydraulic pumping station.


Year Round
Monday 10.00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10.00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10.00 - 17:00
Thursday 10.00 - 17:00
Friday 10.00 - 17:00
Saturday 10.00 - 17:00
Sunday 10.00 - 17:00
Last Admission 17.00