People's History Museum

The people’s History Museum (PHM) in Manchester is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future. The People’s History Museum is the home of ideas worth fighting for – where our radical past can inspire and motivate people to take action – to shape a future where ideas of democracy, equality, justice and co-operation are thriving.

The museum is free to enter with a suggested donation of £5.

Find us at...

  • People's History Museum
  • Left Bank
  • Spinningfields
  • Manchester
  • M3 3ER

Our family-friendly offer

Cafe – lunch options, activities, highchairs, bottle warmer.

Baby-changing facilities and gender neutral restrooms – if you get caught short just ask for a free emergency nappy!

Breastfeeding welcome throughout the museum.

Hands-on activities for all ages, in every gallery.

Multi-sensory family break area located in Main Gallery One.

Busy Bee explorer packs for 3-6 year olds.

Family Friendly trails – see what you can find and win a prize!

Pocket-money friendly souvenirs in our shop.

Check our what’s on for Little People’s History Museum sessions, suitable for under 3s and their grown ups.


The museum is fully accessible wherever possible. To help us best cater for your requirements, please contact the museum in advance of your visit on 0161 838 9190.


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