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People's History Museum

Left Bank
Greater Manchester
M3 3ER

The People's History Museum tells the dramatic story of the British working classes struggle for democracy and social justice - told at the only national museum in Manchester city centre, the radical city where it belongs.

The museum re-opened in March 2010 after a two year closure for an amazing £12.5m redevelopment, which included the refurbishment of the existing Pump House and the construction of a four storey extension alongside.

The old and new buildings are joined together by a spectacular glass walkway. The museum galleries, changing exhibitions, community exhibitions, education service, Labour History Archive and Study Centre, Textile Conservation Studio, corporate facilities, riverside cafe and shop are now all housed in this new fantastic building.

There have always been ideas worth fighting for. Join a march through time following Britain's struggle for democracy over two centuries. Meet the revolutionaries, reformers, workers, voters and citizens who fought our battle for the ballot. Gather amongst their magnificent banners and discover how time off was won (and spent).

Enjoy our bigger and better galleries, with even more interactives and activities for visitors of all ages. Browse our shop for unique books and gifts and round off your day with a bite to eat in our on-site cafe bar The Left Bank, complete with the sunniest riverside terrace in Manchester.

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The museum is on Left Bank, off Bridge Street in the Spinningfields area of Manchester city centre, on the bank of the River Irwell.
From motorways follow brown and white signs to Castlefield, then signs to Salford Central Station.

People's History Museum Postcode for SatNav: M3 3ER


+44(0)161 838 9190
+44 (0)1612 287 212
+44(0)161 838 9190

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