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
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.
Tourist attractions and things to do near People’s History Museum include:
Cinemas near People’s History Museum include:
Places to shop near People’s History Museum include:
Corn Exchange (0.5 miles) - Dining destination in Manchester city centre. Nearby Restaurants
Restaurants and places to eat and drink near People’s History Museum include:
The Oast House (0.1 miles)
Restaurant MCR (0.1 miles) - Fabulous high-end British restaurant at Spinningfields. Tasting menus.
Tattu (0.1 miles)
Iberica (0.1 miles)
Bill's (0.1 miles)
Fazenda (0.1 miles) - Brazilian steakhouse at Spinningfields. Skewers of meat are brought to your table. Close to the John Rylands Library, Manchester Opera House, Great Northern, and the People’s History Museum.
Thaikhun (0.1 miles)
The Alchemist (0.1 miles)
The Ivy Spinningfields (0.1 miles)
Australasia (0.2 miles)
Wah Ji Wah (0.2 miles) - Upmarket Indian restaurant in Manchester city centre. Contemporary interior.
20 Stories (0.2 miles)
Bem Brasil (0.2 miles)
San Carlo Cicchetti (0.2 miles)
Hawksmoor (0.2 miles)
La Vina (0.2 miles)
Gusto (0.2 miles)
Manahatta (0.2 miles) - New York inspired restaurant and bar on Deansgate. Great interior. Close to Manchester Opera House and Odeon Manchester.
Cote Brasserie (0.2 miles)
Gaucho (0.2 miles)
La Bandera (0.2 miles) - Family-run Spanish tapas restaurant in Manchester city centre. Bright, modern decor.
Bella Italia (0.2 miles)
Las Iguanas (0.3 miles)
Revolucion de Cuba (0.3 miles)
EastZEast (0.3 miles)
The Botanist (0.3 miles)
Lunya (0.3 miles)
El Gato Negro (0.3 miles)
Albert's Schloss (0.3 miles)
Veeno (0.3 miles)
Almost Famous (0.3 miles)
Red's True Barbeque (0.3 miles)
Mr Thomas's Chop House (0.3 miles)
The Albert Square Shop House (0.3 miles)
Sapporo Teppanyaki (0.3 miles)
Tampopo (0.3 miles) - Pan-Asian restaurant offering dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, and more.
Rump N Ribs (0.3 miles)
James Martin (0.4 miles)
Annies (0.4 miles)
Rajdoot Tandoori (0.4 miles)
The Rice Bowl (0.4 miles)
Miller & Carter (0.4 miles)
Asha's (0.4 miles)
Evuna Deansgate (0.4 miles)
Platzki (0.4 miles) - Modern Polish restaurant in the Great Northern Building. Menu changes frequently. Close to Manchester Central and the Bridgewater Hall.
Dimitri's (0.4 miles)
Piccolino (0.4 miles)
Don Marco (0.4 miles)
TGI Fridays (0.4 miles)
Thai Kitchen No. 6 (0.4 miles) - Authentic Thai restaurant in Manchester city centre. Close to the Royal Exchange Theatre.
Croma (0.4 miles)
Sam's Chop House (0.4 miles)
Chaophraya (0.4 miles)
Rozafa (0.4 miles)
Adam Reid at The French (0.4 miles)
Vero Moderno (0.4 miles) - Contemporary Italian restaurant in Salford. Relaxing ambience.
The Old Wellington (0.4 miles)
Grand Pacific (0.5 miles)
Pho (0.5 miles)
Mowgli Street Food (0.5 miles)
Browns (0.5 miles)
Alston Bar and Beef (0.5 miles) - Steakhouse and gin bar at the Corn Exchange, Manchester. Close to Manchester Cathedral, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, the Printworks, and the National Football Museum.
Wahaca (0.5 miles)
Dukes 92 (0.5 miles)
Albert's Shed (0.5 miles)
Don Giovanni (0.5 miles)
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) Nearby Train Stations
Train stations near People’s History Museum include:
Nearby Metrolink Stations
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Reviews and Additional Information
I’m a born and bred Manc and didn’t know that this little gem existed!