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.
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The People's History Museum in Manchester is a national museum dedicated to telling the story of the British people's fight for democracy. We use our unique historical collections, exhibition and Learning Programme to celebrate the stories of the radical thinkers who believed in ideas worth fighting for.

Exhibition closes this Sunday 23 February at 5.00pm. #PHMPeterloo
20/02/2020
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Exhibition closes this Sunday 23 February at 5.00pm. #PHMPeterloo

LAST CHANCE: Catch a major exhibition examining the factors that led up to the Peterloo Massacre and its significance as a watershed moment in the history of UK democracy.

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Watch Katy, Zofia, Monika and Danielle celebrating 10 years on in the new building and launching our 2020 programme expl...
17/02/2020
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Watch Katy, Zofia, Monika and Danielle celebrating 10 years on in the new building and launching our 2020 programme exploring migration; kindly sponsored by The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust & Art Fund with new digital experiences funded by the Association of Independent Museums Biffa Award History Makers project #PHM2020

Happy 10th Birthday as the home of #ideasworthfightingfor to our friends at People's History Museum. Citizens of Manchester supported the celebrations and sat down to chat with members of the team to talk about the fantastic work they do 👇

It is Open house at PHM! TODAY Sat 15 Feb from 10am. See the full programme of FREE events: https://bit.ly/39FZlMx #PHM2...
15/02/2020

It is Open house at PHM! TODAY Sat 15 Feb from 10am.
See the full programme of FREE events: https://bit.ly/39FZlMx #PHM2020

Join us and Quiet Loner tomorrow Sat 15 Feb for a day of FREE activities to celebrate our 10th birthday as the home of i...
14/02/2020

Join us and Quiet Loner tomorrow Sat 15 Feb for a day of FREE activities to celebrate our 10th birthday as the home of ideas worth fighting for.
Download the timetable here: https://bit.ly/2URn6Nu #PHM2020

This coming Saturday February 15th I'll be performing at People's History Museum as part of their 10th birthday celebrations. From 11-12am I'll be a doing a couple of "My First Protest Song" sessions in the gallery. From 1-130 I'll be doing a gig in the Engine Hall playing some of the songs inspired by my stint as Songwriter in residence at the museum. It's all FREE! More details at https://phm.org.uk/events/open-house-at-phm/

Lovely birthday mention thank you! ❤️
13/02/2020

Lovely birthday mention thank you! ❤️

Happy 10th Birthday to the People's History Museum 🎂 🎉
Our shared parent (!) is Manchester Corporation's first City Architect, Henry Price - check out the metal roof trusses.

Catch both Mix-Stress & Abigail Ward fromManchester Digital Music Archive spinning at this special party tonight!  Forgo...
13/02/2020

Catch both Mix-Stress & Abigail Ward from
Manchester Digital Music Archive spinning at this special party tonight!

Forgot to rsvp? Join us as the celebrations continue into the weekend: https://bit.ly/2tSLCCD

About Manchester
13/02/2020
About Manchester

About Manchester

13 February 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of People's History Museum.

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13/02/2020
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY People's History Museum!

Join the celebrations from 6pm this evening – including performances, creative interventions, activities, a democratic disco, birthday cake, and the launch of the museum's 2020 focus on migration.

#OnThisDay in 2010 People's History Museum opened our doors as the home of #ideasworthfightingfor Find out more about PH...
13/02/2020

#OnThisDay in 2010 People's History Museum opened our doors as the home of #ideasworthfightingfor

Find out more about PHM's story here: https://bit.ly/39zU219

#ideasworthcelebrating

Catch this stunning performance of Peterloo - Beyond the Headlines on Sat 15 February at 1.30pm as part of Open House at...
11/02/2020

Catch this stunning performance of Peterloo - Beyond the Headlines on Sat 15 February at 1.30pm as part of Open House at PHM! #PHM2020 See more info on the full programme of FREE events here: https://bit.ly/2OMW4TD

If you think it’s windy out there, watch this performance as it will blow you away...I just hope it doesn’t blow the audience away!

#Peterloo #ThePoorMansGuardian #HenryHunt #Edward #John .#Mary #Newspaper #TwoHundredYearsAgo
#PeoplesHistoryMuseum
#actorslifeforme

Help us celebrate our achievements or come and find out what we’re all about. Check out the full programme of activity h...
11/02/2020
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Help us celebrate our achievements or come and find out what we’re all about.
Check out the full programme of activity here: https://bit.ly/3bzABHF

SATURDAY: Head over to People's History Museum for a free day of activities based on the museum's national collections. From behind-the-scenes tours and object handling to craft activities and storytelling, there's something for all ages.

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THIS WEEKEND: People's History Museum turns 10!

Head over to the national museum of democracy to help celebrate with a free programme of special events.

And join us for the celebration of LGBT+ History at PHM from 11am tomorrow, Sat 8 February: https://bit.ly/2OApAvE
07/02/2020
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And join us for the celebration of LGBT+ History at PHM from 11am tomorrow, Sat 8 February: https://bit.ly/2OApAvE

FREE: There's a cha-cha dance workshop at Studio 25, an in-conversation event with Artist Chris Cook at Saul Hay Gallery, a Celebration of LGBT+ History at the People's History Museum and a family fun day Citywise this weekend - all for free! Learn more https://manchesterwire.co.uk/guide/free-things-to-do-in-manchester-this-weekend-dance-workshop-family-fun-day/

Thanks for shining the light on our alternative...within revolution, there has always been romance! Find out more: https...
06/02/2020
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Thanks for shining the light on our alternative...within revolution, there has always been romance! Find out more: https://phm.org.uk/events/radical-relationships-guided-tour-2/

A week to go. From stock-in-trade schmaltz to the ever so slightly alternative. Here's our guide to Valentine's Day in Manchester and the North 😍

We choo-choo-choose: Tate Liverpool | HOMEmcr | Gecko Theatre | Bundobust Manchester | Northern Flower Manchester | The Hepworth Wakefield | The Murder Capital | The Talleyrand | The Village Screen | Canto | Victoria Baths | Hotel Indigo Manchester - Victoria Station | People's History Museum | 20 Stories MCR | Lunya | Madre | The Lowry Hotel

In celebration of #WomensHistoryMonth - a series of songs on the theme of modern femininity, written in collaboration wi...
06/02/2020

In celebration of #WomensHistoryMonth - a series of songs on the theme of modern femininity, written in collaboration with some of Manchester’s finest electronic artists!
Free event but booking required: https://bit.ly/2vc2t3S

Our Women's Voices Choir had a great time rehearsing at the People's History Museum for their concert on 12th March. Expect music in Farsi and French, songs written by Carmel Smickersgill and Anna Ruth McLuckie in collaboration with the women, The Eskandari Quartet and lots of electronic music wizardry... Free tickets here -> https://bit.ly/31kXTfk

RSVP deadline Thursday 6 February 2020! https://bit.ly/2vaF6Y4
05/02/2020

RSVP deadline Thursday 6 February 2020! https://bit.ly/2vaF6Y4

IDEA’S WORTH FIGHTING FOR! We are thrilled to have curated & co-produced the People's History Museum's 10th Birthday Party!
And what’s better is... you’re all invited!

Join us at the National Museum of Democracy on Thursday February 13th for..
- Open galleries
- Party Ready Stall by local Drag Queens Shane Blair Maunder and Blaq Ivory
- Pledge board
- Party Food
- Poetry
- Prosecco
- Performance from the iconic House of Ghetto Darren Pritchard
- Photobooth
- Party bags
- Feminist Party Games
- Decor and design by local artists, and most importantly..
- Democratic Disco!

Vote and dance for your favourite tunes played by Manchester legends Abigail Ward and Mix-Stress as we put the political into partying!

What’s EVEN better is it’s all FREE!!! So grab your mates and join us on the dance floor. Kindly supported by EY Foundation.

More details soon, book your free tickets (so we don’t run out of fizz!) via the event page

PHM's 10th Birthday Party!

Thanks and great to be on your list! ❤️Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2S0DdX5
05/02/2020
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Thanks and great to be on your list! ❤️
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2S0DdX5

Looking for something special to do in Manchester this Valentine’s Day?

Follow the link for our top suggestions!

(Speak In Code, Victoria Baths, The Village Green Events Co., People's History Museum, Junkyard Golf Club, Matt and Phreds, Vero Moderno)

Haunt Manchester
30/01/2020

Haunt Manchester

We enjoyed a fascinating visit to the 2020 Banner Exhibition at the People's History Museum yesterday.
So many stories behind these pieces of history - many incorporating the theme of migration in interesting ways - from a local level, to all over the world.
The museum is free to visit (suggested donation £5), open every day 10am-5pm.

27/01/2020
Manchester City of Sanctuary

Manchester City of Sanctuary

Wow, what a great first #Bigconversation of the year! It was such a lovely afternoon; sharing delicious food, music and friendship. Lots of activities and such positive interactions. So happy and proud to be part of such a warm and welcoming family!
Thanks so much to People's History Museum, Sofra, Faz Shah from Music Action International, @univeristy Manchester Amnesty International, our volunteers and all the lovely members of the public that popped in :)

Sneak peek behind the scenes! 2020 Banner Exhibition opens tomorrow Sat 25 Jan - see here the last two banners going up....
24/01/2020

Sneak peek behind the scenes! 2020 Banner Exhibition opens tomorrow Sat 25 Jan - see here the last two banners going up. Get more info: https://bit.ly/2vfhykV #PHM2020 #migration #banners #behindthescenes

Manchester City of Sanctuary
23/01/2020

Manchester City of Sanctuary

Not long now until January's Big Conversation! Get yourself down to the People's History Museum for fun, food and friendship. We've got Music Action International performing, Sofra and the Sanctuary Chefs providing food and lots of opportunities to chat, relax and meet new people!
#communitycohesion
#connectingcommunities
#iwelcomerefugees
#nooneisillegal

https://phm.org.uk/events/manchester-city-of-sanctuary-big-conversation/

Check out PHM and catch the Disrupt? Peterloo & Protest exhibition - stop no 3 on the City Centre The Tourist Trail
22/01/2020
The Tourist Trail

Check out PHM and catch the Disrupt? Peterloo & Protest exhibition - stop no 3 on the City Centre The Tourist Trail

Featured Trail: City Central #Manchester

During the cold winter months, why not choose a trail with warm indoor sights and activities. Check out some of Manchester's top spots including:
Science and Industry Museum | People's History Museum | The John Rylands Library | National Football Museum | Manchester Arndale | Northern Quarter, Manchester | Manchester Art Gallery | Manchester Cathedral

People's History Museum's cover photo
21/01/2020

People's History Museum's cover photo

Journeys Festival International
21/01/2020

Journeys Festival International

Amazing News!

The People's History Museum will open 2020 by unveiling a new exhibition of historical and contemporary banners to complement their programme of activities throughout the year on migration.

Representing very active projects of today are two banners from the Revive Women’s Group that were made during Journeys Festival International Manchester's events for Refugee Week 2019!

Working with artist Ibukun Baldwin, commissioned by ArtReach in partnership with Revive Manchester, the banners were created during workshops held to support women refugees and those seeking asylum.

But you can find out more here:
https://phm.org.uk/2020-banner-exhibition-opens-at-peoples-history/

People's History Museum's cover photo
21/01/2020

People's History Museum's cover photo

Looking to keep your tots entertained in Manchester city centre? Check out this trip with a tot!
08/01/2020

Looking to keep your tots entertained in Manchester city centre? Check out this trip with a tot!

People's History Museum in Manchester is free and I really recommend it. about 5 min walk from Deansgate, M3 3ER. It has a shop and a cafe bar and is really family friendly with lots to do in each room for little ones. I wanted to go to this museum regardless, I'm really interested in it as the national museum of democracy, and didn't expect there to be much for Eric -and was really pleasantly surprised. lovely kids area with puzzles, sensory toys, things to do, boxes of things to look at. a kids trail/backpack to take around - he loved the binoculars. an old shop to play in, a jukebox, lots of bits and bobs to touch/play with/pick up and play pretend. it was great that he could play as we went around and looked at the exhibitions in depth. I would definitely go back again. :)

looking for more things to do in Manchester? > https://tripswithatot.com/5-fun-things-to-do-with-kids-in-manchester/

Get booking for this: https://bit.ly/2N4T5EY #PHM2020
08/01/2020

Get booking for this: https://bit.ly/2N4T5EY #PHM2020

Spending valentines with my one true love. Democracy. The People's History Museum is a national treasure and it’s going to be ace to play some loud music in its atrium. Rumours of an emo disco after are not unfounded. Manchester. It’s been a minute. On sale now.

Visit unmissable exhibits and exhibitions - The Unfurlings - giant banner display, til 19 Jan, Overspill: history of Mcr...
06/01/2020

Visit unmissable exhibits and exhibitions - The Unfurlings - giant banner display, til 19 Jan, Overspill: history of Mcr slum clearance in pictures, audio & film, til 12 Jan and Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest exhibition, til 23 Feb.
Find out what's on this week here: https://bit.ly/2N0wMjP
Open every day until 5pm & open late til 8pm this Thur 9 Jan.

Catch the final week of the 2019 Banner Display. These are 25 banners that have been a part of, and have witnessed, a ra...
30/12/2019

Catch the final week of the 2019 Banner Display. These are 25 banners that have been a part of, and have witnessed, a range of different protest campaigns.
Open every day from 10am until 5pm on Sunday 5 January.
More info: https://phm.org.uk/exhibitions/2019-banner-display/

We're back open today and every day 10am until 5pm as usual (just closed 1 January) Come and visit for FREE and explore ...
27/12/2019

We're back open today and every day 10am until 5pm as usual (just closed 1 January)
Come and visit for FREE and explore the national museum of democracy and the home of ideas worth fighting for!
Check out what's on this week here: https://phm.org.uk/whats-on/

Looking for FREE things to do over the Christmas holidays? We're open 10.00am-5.00pm every day as usual (just closed 24,...
23/12/2019

Looking for FREE things to do over the Christmas holidays? We're open 10.00am-5.00pm every day as usual (just closed 24, 25, 26 Dec & 1 Jan) so bring the family to explore the national museum of democracy! Discover ideas worth fighting for in our exhibitions and galleries full of hands on stuff for all ages to enjoy, and take time out in the Doodle Den and explore the museum's collections through scribbling, sketching and silliness Kids in Museums

OPEN NOW - The Unfurlings exhibition has launched today.  See this amazing exhibition of 16 banners representing experie...
16/12/2019

OPEN NOW - The Unfurlings exhibition has launched today. See this amazing exhibition of 16 banners representing experience of living with dementia, led by artist Ian Beesley with cartoonist Tony Husband and poet Ian McMillan, part of University of Exeter A Life More Ordinary Project.
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2PqnjUt

In case you missed it - read Hazel Reeves - Sculptor BLOG about her commission for #OurEmmeline here: https://bit.ly/35t...
16/12/2019

In case you missed it - read Hazel Reeves - Sculptor BLOG about her commission for #OurEmmeline here: https://bit.ly/35tZD7i

What an atmosphere! OTD one year ago, the marches from the People's History Museum and the The Pankhurst Centre accompanied by activists and 1000 schoolchildren - these photos bring back the goosebumps (photos: Our Emmeline)

We're digesting the election at the museum this morning. Pop in, get your breakfast, watch & discuss the #ElectionResult...
13/12/2019
Digest the general election at PHM - People's History Museum

We're digesting the election at the museum this morning.
Pop in, get your breakfast, watch & discuss the #ElectionResults2019 live 🗳️ ☕ 🥐

On Thursday 12 December Britain will have had its say. Come along early on the morning after polling day, have a bite of breakfast and a cuppa, watch the results and discuss the outcome, at People's History Museum in Manchester UK, the national museum of democracy.

Great to see Sarah Butler's novella on today's #17Booksfor17SDGs - visitors back in January were invited to explore her ...
12/12/2019

Great to see Sarah Butler's novella on today's #17Booksfor17SDGs - visitors back in January were invited to explore her book in the Not Home exhibition - a collaboration between Sarah, the charity Justlife and the photographer, Stephen King. https://bit.ly/36sCoL1
And get your copy of Resist: Stories of Uprising available to purchase from PHM Shop!

We have two powerful #booksuggestions on the theme of #equality for today's #17Booksfor17SDGs:

Resist: Stories of Uprising (2019 Comma Press)
A collection of stories spanning British protest from Boudica to Peterloo, the Battle of Cable Street to Grenfell Tower. Includes Manchester writer @Karline_Smith on the Notting Hill Riots.
commapress.co.uk/books/resist-stories-of-uprising

Not Home by Sarah Butler
A collaboration with photographer Stephen King & the charity Justlife: true-life stories & portraits of people living in unsupported temporary accommodation alongside a novella.
Free to download here: www.urbanwords.org.uk/sarah/not-home

Inequality destroys people’s sense of fulfilment & self-worth, which can breed crime, disease & environmental degradation.

UNESCO's Sustainable Development #Goal10 aims to empower social, economic & political inclusion: bit.ly/38nmzqI

#17Booksfor17SDGs
International Anthony Burgess Foundation People's History Museum MA Fiction Students: The Centre for New Writing, University of Manchester. Manchester Metropolitan University

12/12/2019
National Lottery Heritage Fund

#NationalLottery25 years #AdventCalendar Day 12: People's History Museum

25 years #AdventCalendar Day 12: 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. In 2006, we awarded £7,376,500 for the One Site project.

And more recently, we have funded the inspiring exhibition on ‘The fight for LGBT+ rights: Never Going Underground’. It aimed to uncover the history of the LGBT+ activists who have fought for equality over the past 60 years.

www.heritagefund.org.uk/stories/25-years-our-advent-calendar #NationalLottery25

#RadicalLate Thurs 12 December CANCELLED https://bit.ly/2LIxdyC so you can use your voice on #ElectionDay Then Digest th...
11/12/2019

#RadicalLate Thurs 12 December CANCELLED https://bit.ly/2LIxdyC so you can use your voice on #ElectionDay
Then Digest the general election at PHM from 7am on Fri 13 December over breakfast. More info: https://bit.ly/2rsWN3Y
#YourVoteMatters

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Left Bank, Spinningfields
Manchester
M3 3ER

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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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 people of all ages 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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Please help us save a piece of history. This cup was presented to George Dewhurst, a radical reformer, arrested for speaking for workers rights in 1819. The cup is at risk of being sold to a private owner. We would like to present it to a Museum to go into a collection. Anyone who donates £20 will go into a book of honour listing those who helped to buy this cup for the people. We are half way to our target!
Dare to Dream and the Art of Gentle Protest sees craftivism at the People's History Museum 22nd Sept as part of Heritage Open Days
The fabulous Peterloo massacre exhibition is well worth a visit.
I'm giving the following talk in Manchester in June.
So, where are we today? Paul Feldman writes about Manchester's commemoration of the Peterloo massacre at the People's History Museum.
Peterloo and Protest year long exhibition at the People's History Museum - plus you can add your own campaign on a giant map of Greater Manchester and submit photos of protest
In 1919, civil rights activist W. E. B. Du Bois wrote that America’s Black soldiers were returning from WW1 to fight for democracy at home – civil and human rights. What of the Black experience in the Caribbean at this time? Here, a Black Jamaican WW1 veteran recalls the grinding poverty faced by returning Black soldiers in the British Caribbean. See his on-camera testimony in Mutiny - now available on Amazon Prime, and, Vimeo On Demand. Please visit our website for details – http://www.sweetpatootee.co.uk/work/mutiny/ #AAAM2019 #BlackHistoryMonth2019 #blackhistorymonth #oralhistory #blackexperience #slavestocitizens #newnegroes #caribbeanstudies #windrush #blackrenaissance #ww1 #firstworldwar #westindies #caribbeanhistory #diaspora #turningpointr&d #sweetpatooteearts
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The Derbyshire Miners Convalescent Home, now known as the Miners Retreat is wonderful survival of an institution built by miners, for miners. Its history reveals a great deal about the early trade union movement and the ways in which healthcare was delivered before the NHS. Unfortunately, the building is due to close in October, and a campaign has been launched to try and prevent its possible demolition. Please consider supporting this cause:
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