Fodor's Expert Review People's History Museum

Manchester Museum/Gallery
Free

Not everyone in 19th-century Manchester owned a cotton mill or made a fortune on the trading floor. This museum recounts powerfully the struggles of working people in the city and in the United Kingdom as a whole since the Industrial Revolution. Displays include the story of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre—when the army attacked a crowd of civil rights protesters in Manchester's St. Peter's Square, killing 15 and almost sparking revolution—together with an unrivaled collection of trade-union banners, tools, toys, utensils, and photographs, all illustrating the working lives and pastimes of the city's people.

Museum/Gallery Free

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Left Bank
Manchester, Manchester  M3 3ER, England

0161-838–9190

www.phm.org.uk

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