People's History Museum
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National centre for the collection, conservation, interpretation and study of material relating to the history of working people in the UK.
Thanks to a £12.5 million redevelopment of an existing, smaller museum, the People's History Museum re-opened in 2010 as a centre worthy of the important legacy that it houses: the 200-year-old story of British democracy. It grew out of the Trade Union, Labour and Co-operative History Society, which…
Lots of LGBTQ and women's rights history amongst loads of other interesting exhibitions!
The origins of the museum lie in the 1960s when a group of pioneer activists began to collect labour history material at a time when the museum world was largely uninterested. They believed strongly in the importance of collecting and preserving items belonging to working people.
Amazing (free) museum, focusing on the history of people's rights. Fun, interactive displays (great for kids!) and interesting topics. Their short term exhibits are always brilliant. Nice cafe too.
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