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

  • On foot: The museum is on the corner of Left Bank and Bridge Street in the Spinningfields area of Manchester city centre, 5 minutes’ walk from Kendals/House of Fraser on Deansgate
  • By bike: Bike racks are located outside The Left Bank cafe bar entrance on Bridge Street.  Visit Transport for Greater Manchester cycling pages for more information on cycling in Manchester
  • Rail stations:
    - Salford Central (2 min walk)
    - Manchester Victoria (15 min walk or 8 mins on free Metroshuttle 1 or 2)
    - Manchester Piccadilly (20 min walk or 10 mins on free Metroshuttle 1, 2 or 3)
    - Manchester Oxford Road (20 min walk or 10 mins on free Metroshuttle 2 or 3)
  • Metrolink stations:
    - St Peter’s Square (10 min walk)
    - Deansgate-Castlefield (15 min walk)
  • Bus stop (1, 8, 12, 25, 26, 31, 32, 36, 37, 50, X34): Bridge Street (2 min walk)
  • Free Metroshuttle stop:
    - No 1: Byrom Street (3 min walk)
    - No 2: John Rylands Library, Deansgate (4 min walk)
    - No 3: Byrom Street in peak times only; Mon-Fri, 7.25am – 9.30am & 4.30pm – 7.20pm (3 min walk) / John Dalton Street (5 min walk)
  • Visit Transport for Greater Manchester Metroshuttle pages for more information
  • Car parks: New Quay Street, Spinningfields/Bridge Street (2-5 min walk)
  • Free parking for disabled drivers – when a valid Blue Badge is displayed in the vehicle
    (as of 2013):
    - On-street parking meters, without time limit (nearest meters: New Bailey Street)
    - Pay & Display machine parking bays, without time limit (nearest bays: Stanley Street by Mark Addy pub)
    - Designated on-street accessible parking bays, without time limit (nearest 5 bays: St Mary’s Street, off Deansgate, side of Kendals/House of Fraser)
  • Coaches: Drop off only outside the museum, opposite the main entrance on Left Bank.  See Visit Manchester’s website for more information on coach parking in Manchester

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