People's History Museum

People's History Museum People's History Museum is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future. People's History Museum provides opportunities for all people to learn about, be inspired by and get involved in ideas worth fighting for; ideas such as equality, social justice, co-operation, and a fair world for all.
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Did you enjoy the #BedtimeStory on our Facebook live-stream last night? Don't worry if you missed it, you can still watc...
22/01/2021

Did you enjoy the #BedtimeStory on our Facebook live-stream last night? Don't worry if you missed it, you can still watch the stream until 28 January, via the link ( https://fb.watch/3arUZXi6fM/ )

Why not also continue the fun by making your own memory hive inspired by little Bee & send us a photo of your finished memory jar 🐝

#FreeKidsActivities #EventsForToddlers #BedTimeStories #IdeasWorthSharing

Did you enjoy our bedtime story? Please spare a few moments to tell us what you thought of the Bedtime story session. Yo...
21/01/2021

Did you enjoy our bedtime story? Please spare a few moments to tell us what you thought of the Bedtime story session. Your feedback helps us improve our family offer ➡️ bit.ly/35LaITJ

You can also continue the fun by making your own memory hive, inspired by little Bee! 🐝

Decorate a jam jar like a beehive or with bees or flowers. Write or draw little notes which remind you of nice things you have done or moments which brought you joy - a smell, sight or sound you've heard. Like honey in the hive, it can nourish us when we need it!

Send us a photo of your finished memory jar or tag us on Twitter or Instagram @PHMMcr

19/01/2021
Manchester Science Festival - Science & Industry Museum

Manchester Science Festival is going digital! 💻🥳

Book now for Manchester Science Festival’s programme of digital events, including online talks, exhibitions, debates and activities which explore our changing climate and ideas for a better world.

See what’s on from 12 - 21 February and book your tickets here:

scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk/manchester-science-festival

19/01/2021
People's History Museum Crowdfunder - Sir Ian Mckellen

It's the one, the only, Ian McKellen !

A great champion of People's History Museum's work, Ian McKellen urges you to show support for the museum’s crowdfunder via the link ➡️ crowdfunder.co.uk/futurephm

With less than week left of the crowdfunder, every penny counts and helps to secure our future.

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🖤🤍

Crowdfunder #SupportOurMuseums #ThankYou

WOW! 🤩 If you’re one of the 1,200+ radical supporters who helped us hit our target on @CrowdfunderUK, THANK YOU! We're s...
18/01/2021

WOW! 🤩 If you’re one of the 1,200+ radical supporters who helped us hit our target on @CrowdfunderUK, THANK YOU! We're so encouraged to see so many people showing solidarity ❤️

If you haven't chipped in yet, there’s still a week to go! Every penny helps secure the future of PHM ➡ crowdfunder.co.uk/futurephm

#SupportOurMuseums

Our wonderful friends The Radical Tea Towel Company have very generously offered to match-fund any further donations to ...
12/01/2021

Our wonderful friends The Radical Tea Towel Company have very generously offered to match-fund any further donations to our crowdfunder to help us reach our target 🥳

This is an amazing gesture & we are hugely grateful for their support ➡️ crowdfunder.co.uk/futurephm

Thank you to all at The Radical Tea Towel Company ❤

#SupportMuseums #IdeasWorthSupporting #IdeasWorthSharing

12/01/2021
People's History Museum Fundraiser - Maxine Peake

WE ARE CROWDFUNDING TO SECURE THE MUSEUM'S FUTURE.

Hear from actor, Maxine Peake about why she champions the work of People's History Museum.

She urges you to show solidarity, support & share crowdfunder.co.uk/futurephm

#SupportMuseums #IdeasWorthSupporting #IdeasWorthSharing

It's time to decide who wins the iPad! 👀From social justice to climate change; knife crime to endangered animals; our ‘W...
11/01/2021

It's time to decide who wins the iPad! 👀

From social justice to climate change; knife crime to endangered animals; our ‘Win an iPad’ film making competition giving voice to young campaigners has now closed & it’s now up to you to vote for your favourite.

There some great entries and now it's your turn to watch them on YouTube (bit.ly/3shNpdN) & cast your vote here ( bit.ly/3oMNX9i ) for the winner(s) of the iPad 🥳

#IdeasWorthSharing #ClimateChange #SocialJustice #SaveOurPlanet #YoungCampaigners #NewYearNewIPad

🎉 Wow! Thank you. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of PHM’s friends and supporters who have helped us to hit our ori...
09/01/2021

🎉 Wow! Thank you. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of PHM’s friends and supporters who have helped us to hit our original Crowdfunder goal and reveal our stretch target!

♥️ Every penny donated will help the museum to recover, reopen and adapt, so that together we can continue to champion ideas worth fighting for. By pledging support, you are protecting PHM's future, and helping make history.

✊ Please continue to show solidarity, support and share to help us reach our stretch target:
www.crowdfunder.co.uk/futurephm

#SupportOurMuseums

WOW! 🤩 #ThankYou - we've just surpassed 50% on our crowdfunder to help secure PHM's future - you're all amazing and RADI...
08/01/2021

WOW! 🤩 #ThankYou - we've just surpassed 50% on our crowdfunder to help secure PHM's future - you're all amazing and RADICAL! http://crowdfunder.co.uk/futurephm

TEACHERS AND HOMESCHOOLERS! For online resources to support remote learning, check out our Ideas Worth Exploring page fo...
07/01/2021
Ideas Worth Exploring - People's History Museum

TEACHERS AND HOMESCHOOLERS!

For online resources to support remote learning, check out our Ideas Worth Exploring page for some fun activities to pass the time in lockdown! 📖📚

https://phm.org.uk/learn/ideas-worth-exploring/

#homeschooling #teachers #backtoschool

Events, activities, and resources to connect you with People's History Museum's (PHM) unique collections and stories, exploring the development of democracy in Britain. Be inspired by the radicals of the past and present to become the radicals of our future. PHM in Manchester UK, is the national mus...

05/01/2021
My First Protest Song - Sat 9th January 2021

My First Protest Song has moved to Zoom! Book via Eventbrite (link below) to reserve your spot and join Matt Hill for toe tapping tunes from times of change.

Play an instrument? Bring it along! If not, we challenge you to make your own out of items found around the home.

So come along, sing some songs and make some noise!

Sat 9 January, 11.00am - 11.40am

bit.ly/38dHpeg 🎶💻🥳

Happy New Year from the team at PHM!🥳Thank you to our supporters for helping us get through a turbulent 2020.As we head ...
01/01/2021

Happy New Year from the team at PHM!🥳
Thank you to our supporters for helping us get through a turbulent 2020.

As we head into 2021, our work to inspire has never felt more important & even though we can't open yet, we’ve got plenty to explore from home➡️phm.org.uk/learn/ideas-worth-exploring

Thank you to all our amazing Radical supporters for helping us get through 2020. Our work to inspire action has never fe...
31/12/2020

Thank you to all our amazing Radical supporters for helping us get through 2020. Our work to inspire action has never felt more important.

If you can, help us mark the end of the year by helping us reach £10k on our crowdfunder via the link below ❤

#SupportMuseums

crowdfunder.co.uk/futurephm

Seasons greetings from all at PHM ☃️ Here's to inspiring action towards a fairer world in 2021! ♥️
24/12/2020

Seasons greetings from all at PHM ☃️ Here's to inspiring action towards a fairer world in 2021! ♥️

18/12/2020
Catch People's History Museum on TV this weekend on #HistoricTowns

Watch Channel 4's #HistoricTowns this Saturday 8.20pm as Alice Roberts explores #Manchester’s rich history of revolution. Look out for PHM & our much-loved Manchester suffragette banner; also featuring our friends The John Rylands Library Elizabeth Gaskell's House & Chetham's Library IWC Media

bit.ly/2WslZ6A

🧶🧵☕️ SATURDAY SEW-ALONG! 🧶🧵 ☕️Don't forget to book your FREE place on the last Fabric of Protest session of 2020, at 2pm...
11/12/2020

🧶🧵☕️ SATURDAY SEW-ALONG! 🧶🧵 ☕️

Don't forget to book your FREE place on the last Fabric of Protest session of 2020, at 2pm tomorrow (Saturday - 12 Dec).

Join artist Helen Mather to create a quilted gift with a message of hope & solidarity

Book now using the link below.

bit.ly/2I9hHgD

#FabricOfProtest #IdeasWorthFightingFor #IdeasWorthStitching

We can't wait for tonight's PHM Radical Late! We will be having a conversation & meeting people working locally to end i...
10/12/2020

We can't wait for tonight's PHM Radical Late! We will be having a conversation & meeting people working locally to end immigration detention.

To find out more about these organisations & how to join the conversation (via Zoom), click the link ➡️ bit.ly/2HAslg9

#RadicalLate #MeetTheActivists #IdeaWorthFightingFor #IdeasWorthSharing

There's less than ONE WEEK LEFT of the 50 Windows of Creativity art trail and, even though PHM galleries are currently c...
08/12/2020

There's less than ONE WEEK LEFT of the 50 Windows of Creativity art trail and, even though PHM galleries are currently closed, you can still visit and see the amazing illustration by Danielle Rhoda Illustration , as part of the trail.

Click the link to find out more➡️ bit.ly/37LByv0

#ManchesterCreatives #SupportLocalArtists #IdeasWorthSharing #IdeasWorthSupporting

On Saturday 12 December we will be finishing the year on a positive note with messages of hope and solidarity in The Fab...
04/12/2020

On Saturday 12 December we will be finishing the year on a positive note with messages of hope and solidarity in The Fabric of Protest online session.

Artist Helen Mather will be leading an hour sew-along, where we will be making a quilted homemade gift and, of course, more stitching, chatting and sharing.

Book now via our website: bit.ly/2I9hHgD

#Sewalong #Craftivism #MuseumsAtHome #HomeMadeGifts #IdeasWorthExploring

Facebook families we need your help!  Have you attended My First Protest Song online?Would you please tell us what you t...
04/12/2020

Facebook families we need your help!

Have you attended My First Protest Song online?

Would you please tell us what you think? Your support will help us improve our family offer.

Take the quick survey here:
https://bit.ly/35SpgQA

#MyFirstProtestSong #IdeasWorthSupporting

***Reopening Announcement***It's not quite what we hoped, but we're so excited to be re-opening our museum shop doors ag...
03/12/2020

***Reopening Announcement***

It's not quite what we hoped, but we're so excited to be re-opening our museum shop doors again today and we can't wait to welcome you back! 🎉

For info:

✅ We will be open Mondays and Thursdays from 11am until 3pm

✅ You can still place online orders (via the link phm.org.uk/shop) - with the option for delivery or click & collect on the days we are open

✅ Our last day for accepting online orders is Monday 14 Dec to get them posted in time

✅ Our last day open will likely be Monday 21 Dec - we will post any updates on social media if this changes

Check out the PHM Shop instagram for idea instagram.com/phmshop

Though we're sad we can't yet re-open the museum galleries, choosing to shop with us is one of the ways you can support us whilst the museum & galleries are is closed due to Tier 3 restrictions. All purchases in the shop support People's History Museum helping us continue to champion ideas worth fighting for.
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#museumshop #manchester #museumgiftshop #shoplocal #shopindependentuk #supportindependentshops #ideasworthfightingfor #ideasworthsupporting #christmasshoppingtime #giftideas🎁#supportmuseums #independentbookshop

Calling all teachers and group leaders!  Check out our engaging new online Learning Programme, with sessions for suitabl...
30/11/2020

Calling all teachers and group leaders!

Check out our engaging new online Learning Programme, with sessions for suitable for early years - adults.

Learn about, be inspired by and get involved in ideas worth fighting for such as equality, social justice, co-operation, and a fair world for all.

All of our sessions have strong links to the National Curriculum, and can contribute towards your Artsmark award.

Click the link to find out more: bit.ly/2KLNMMJ

#IdeaWorthFightingFor #IdeasWorthLearningAbout

Today's the day!We're very excited to be taking part in #MuseumShopSunday today! 🎉 Get 15% off your order today when you...
29/11/2020

Today's the day!

We're very excited to be taking part in #MuseumShopSunday today! 🎉 Get 15% off your order today when you quote 'MUSEUM SHOP SUNDAY' in the online order form on our website: phm.org.uk/shop/

This Sunday (29 November) is #MuseumShopSunday, a day to celebrate and support cultural shops!Keep an eye on the PHM sho...
27/11/2020

This Sunday (29 November) is #MuseumShopSunday, a day to celebrate and support cultural shops!

Keep an eye on the PHM shop Instagram (bit.ly/379xQeG) for book recommendations, Christmas gift ideas and a special 15% discount code for any orders placed online 👀

27/11/2020
People's History Museum re-opening update

As you’ve probably heard, Greater Manchester will be going into Tier 3 once the national lockdown has ended on 2 Dec which, sadly, means we’re unable to open our doors to visitors.

Rest assured though, we will update you as soon as there are changes to the government guidelines.

In the meantime, we will continue working hard to deliver our amazing programme & give you new content, online.

Click the link below to find out more about what we’ve got in store for you and how you can support us, if you can.

bit.ly/2HNqKE0

Thank you all for your continued support. We hope to see you soon.

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Reopening Thursday 3 December 2020. 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 museum provides opportunities for all people to learn about, be inspired by and get involved in ideas worth fighting for; ideas such as equality, social justice, co-operation, and a fair world for all.

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