People's History Museum, Manchester

People's History Museum, Manchester (must see)

The People’s History Museum is a museum space devoted to the working people of Britain, with particular focus on local history. A range of occasional exhibits focus on different aspects of local working life – with a recent exhibition displaying artwork and animations inspired by the city’s famous cotton industry. The museum has one of the finest collections of political paraphernalia in the UK, from its beginnings as a Trade Union and Labour Party museum in the 1970s. The museum houses 1500 political posters, dating from the 18th and 19th centuries and featuring rare propaganda posters originating from the Spanish Civil War.

The People’s History Museum is located on Left Bank, adjacent to the River Irwell, which divides the cities of Salford and Manchester. Geographically, the museum is actually on the East bank of the river, in the Spinningfields area of Manchester. The museum is fully wheelchair accessible, and offers support for visitors with sensory impairment. The museum site features a shop and café bar, and offers a range of family friendly amenities, including a picnic area, baby changing facilities and hands on activities for all ages.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm. On the second Thursday of the month, the museum is open from 10.00am to 8.00pm. It is closed on 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.

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Sight Name: People's History Museum
Sight Location: Manchester, England (See walking tours in Manchester)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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