People's History Museum in Manchester

Publish date: 24-01-2020
People's History Museum in Manchester

People's History Museum is a museum in Manchester, which stores a collection of materials related to the history of labor in the UK. Until 2001 the museum was called the National Museum of Labour History.

The museum is located in the building of the former hydraulic pump station. The People's History Museum presents exhibits that tell you about people lives over the past 200 years.  

The museum's collection includes 2,000 posters on elections and political campaigns, 300 political cartoons, 7,000 trade union badges and tokens, as well as 95,000 different photographs.

Ticket price and opening hours

Entrance to the museum is free. Donations of £ 5 are welcome.

Working hours:

  • Every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Every second Thursday of the month the museum is open until 20:00.
  • The museum is closed: December 24, 25, 26, January 1.

Official website.

How to get to the museum

Address: New Ct St, Manchester M3 3ER, Manchester, UK

Nearest Metrolink stops:

  • St Peter’s Square (approximately 10 min walk)
  • Deansgate-Castlefield (approximately 15 min walk)


1, 8, 12, 25, 26, 31, 32, 36, 37, 50, X34, Bridge Street stop (approximately 2 minutes walk)

Railway stations:

  • Salford Central (about 2min walk)
  • Manchester Victoria (approximately 15 min walk)
  • Manchester Piccadilly (approximately 20 min walk)
  • Manchester Oxford Road (approximately 20 min walk)


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