People’s History Museum

The People’s History Museum tells the extraordinary story of ordinary people and how they changed the world. It looks at working people’s lives at work, home and leisure over the last 200 years.

People's History Museum, Manchester
People’s History Museum

Themes covered in the main galleries include the Peterloo Massacre, the birth of democratic ideas, the growth of trade unionism, political parties, political issues, and working class leisure activities. It is also home to the world’s biggest collection of political and trade union banners.

The museum hosts a full programme of events throughout the year.

Facilities include a café bar with riverside terrace, and a gift shop selling cards, books, and souvenirs.

Admission is free.

The People’s History Museum is situated on the Leftbank in the Spinningfields area of Manchester.

The museum just ¼ mile from Salford Central Train Station. Visitors arriving at Piccadilly Train Station can catch a free bus to Spinningfields from outside the station entrance.

The closest car park is the NCP Manchester Spinningfields (New Quay Street – postcode M3 3BE).

The nearest Metrolink stops are Exchange Square, St Peter’s Square, and Deansgate-Castlefield.

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  • Corn Exchange (0.5 miles) - Dining destination in Manchester city centre.

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Nearby Hotels

Hotels near People’s History Museum include:

  • Manchester Hall (0.1 miles)
  • The Lowry Hotel (0.2 miles)
  • Great John Street Hotel (0.2 miles)
  • The Ainscow Hotel (0.2 miles)
  • Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel (0.3 miles)
  • The Oxnoble (0.3 miles)
  • The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel (0.4 miles)
  • Castlefield Hotel (0.4 miles)
  • Motel One Manchester-Royal Exchange (0.4 miles)
  • Hotel Gotham (0.4 miles)
  • Stock Exchange Hotel (0.4 miles)
  • The Mitre Hotel (0.4 miles)

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Map showing location of People’s History Museum.

Map showing location of People’s History Museum


People’s History Museum

Address and postcode
Leftbank, Spinningfields
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom
M3 3ER

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