About People's History Museum

For much of its past, Manchester has played an important role in the labour struggle and fight for democracy, so it is fitting that it is now the home of the People's History Museum. Dedicated to the preservation and presentation of documents, materials and stories important to the history of working people in the UK, it aims to show that there are, and always have been, ideas worth fighting for.


Covering a wide range of subjects, including the Peterloo massacre, trade unionism, the women's suffrage movement and even football, the Museum has one of the largest collection of political materials in the country and continues to grow, offering fresh exhibitions on a regular basis. 


Site Access

  • It is wheelchair accessible
  • There are some accessible toilets
  • Assistance dogs are welcome
  • There is subtitled media
  • Induction loops are partially used
  • Staff are not trained in British Sign Language
  • Large print material is available
  • There is Braille material
  • There is pushchair accessibility


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