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.

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

Here's how to keep our youngest visitors entertained! There's still tickets left for this Little People's History Museum...
11/12/2019
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Here's how to keep our youngest visitors entertained! There's still tickets left for this Little People's History Museum activity on Thurs 12 December at 11am. Get your FREE tickets here: https://bit.ly/3479jTP

FAMILIES: People's History Museum invite you to meet Matilda, a little girl who is given a magic rainbow bag… Under the Rainbow is an enchanting, interactive story session that can’t fail to ignite young imaginations.

Inspired by the legacy of murdered MP Jo Cox, the creation of a social space is at the heart of PHM's More in Common pro...
10/12/2019

Inspired by the legacy of murdered MP Jo Cox, the creation of a social space is at the heart of PHM's More in Common project. A dedicated area at PHM will be designed for special events, regular gatherings, and community use. Get involved! Fill out this short application form by Sunday 22 December 2019: bit.ly/2LDKxUW

Help us get as many nationalities as possible into one room this Wednesday 4 December at 6-8pm for our More in Common – ...
02/12/2019

Help us get as many nationalities as possible into one room this Wednesday 4 December at 6-8pm for our More in Common – launch event

Drop in, join the conversation & enjoy chilled beats from DJ Mayeva aka Geli.

For more info check out: https://bit.ly/34MNbiY

Check out this film from Walk the Plank!  Then come along tomorrow, Sat 30 Nov, to watch some of these spook-tacular  pu...
29/11/2019
The Strolling Bones

Check out this film from Walk the Plank! Then come along tomorrow, Sat 30 Nov, to watch some of these spook-tacular puppets as they bop their bones to the sounds of The Lantern Band as part of the #BonesofPaine Procession.

Procession sets off from Working Class Movement Library at 4pm, stopping at New Bailey and finishing at the museum.

The Strolling Bones is created and Produced by Walk the Plank. Film produced by Triple Dot Makers https://tripledotmakers.com/

Love it! Think BIG Shop small at Etsy Made Local: Manchester from the museum this Fri - SunFind daily times here: https:...
28/11/2019

Love it! Think BIG Shop small at Etsy Made Local: Manchester from the museum this Fri - Sun
Find daily times here: https://bit.ly/2OPUrUd

What can I say? It’s events like this that allow you to shop small that really make a difference. When you buy from markets or from @etsyuk you are directly supporting our dreams and abilities to make you smile, laugh and have wearable butts.
Well look here it’s only our BIGGEST EVENT EVER! Three days of Christmassy shopping from over 40 independent, inspiring business in one of the best museums in Manchester. Join us and @etsymcr from the 29th of November at the People’s History Museum for the best place to buy all your presents. There will be carol singers, games for kids to get involved in and even goody bags to get your hands on so why not get involved? The Friday is a late night too so get your bootys over and swing by after work and enjoy a little festive fun with us!
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#etsymcr #peopleshistorymuseum #manchesterevents #whatsonmanchester #christmasshopping #christmasstyling #shopsmall #britishmakers #madeinmancster @ People's History Museum

At PHM the whole museum, cafe and shop will be open until 6.00pm; see original artefacts including Paine’s writing desk ...
27/11/2019

At PHM the whole museum, cafe and shop will be open until 6.00pm; see original artefacts including Paine’s writing desk and death mask, and enjoy a celebratory Bones of Paine biscuit on us from The Left Bank cafe bar (first come, first served)! #BonesofPaine

Come and join us THIS WEEKEND - Sat 30 Nov 4-6pm for a lively procession celebrating the fascinating life of Thomas Paine. #BonesofPaine

In November 1819 the bones of this pioneering political theorist were brought to Salford by William Cobbett, having been dug up in New York, only to be refused entry to Manchester by the authorities with the horrors of the Peterloo Massacre fresh in their minds. 15 years later, the bones mysteriously vanished…💀

Join us in creating an alternative and artistic ending to the story with a parade through the streets of #Salford to #Manchester, featuring our giant illuminated Bones of Paine puppet, along with a live street band and dancing skeleton puppets!

The parade begins at Working Class Movement Library at 4pm and ends at the People's History Museum in #Manchester.

The procession will make a couple of musical pit-stops on its journey to Manchester: at Bexley Square - M3 6DJ at about 4.20pm for a vocal performance that will include the songs written during workshops held at WCML with writer Louise Wallwein MBE🎼🎵 then at New Bailey – M3 5JL at about 5pm for another vocal performance, before the procession finally reaches PHM to be welcomed by a colourful performance from Colibri Meixcan Folkdance at 5.15pm. 💃

More info on the procession route can be found on the map below!

#RegisterToVote - deadline to vote by post is TODAY Tues 26 Nov at 5pm (England, Scotland & Wales) or 11.59pm to vote in...
26/11/2019

#RegisterToVote - deadline to vote by post is TODAY Tues 26 Nov at 5pm (England, Scotland & Wales) or 11.59pm to vote in person.
Register here: https://bit.ly/2rsKzHU or pop into the museum. #YourVoteMatters #GE19

Do you live in Greater Manchester and do you believe we can live together in a multicultural society without labels? Com...
20/11/2019

Do you live in Greater Manchester and do you believe we can live together in a multicultural society without labels?
Come along to the More in Common – launch event on Wed 4 Dec 6-8pm & find out about our new project providing a space to meet a diverse range of people.
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/35imsKL

18/11/2019

Are you interested in writing your own history of a protest movement or moment?
Book your FREE place on the Writing and Remembering Protest workshop this Saturday 23 Nov at 2pm organised by The University of Edinburgh Dr Adita Sarkar and Dr Emile Chabal from University of Warwick.
Come and discuss #EricHobsbawn and #epthompson and get writing 🖋️ #protest #workshop

Grab the last table for your team at PHM Radicals Quiz Night & raffle tonight 6pm-7.30pm. There's some amazing prizes to...
14/11/2019

Grab the last table for your team at PHM Radicals Quiz Night & raffle tonight 6pm-7.30pm. There's some amazing prizes to be won. Winning team gets first choice: https://bit.ly/33NYczP
#BringYourCrew #RadicalLates #ideasworthsupporting

More #RadicalLate fun after work this Thurs 14 November! Fancy a chance to win either of these #limitededition masterpie...
12/11/2019

More #RadicalLate fun after work this Thurs 14 November! Fancy a chance to win either of these #limitededition masterpieces by Mancsy Manchester ? Bring a team to the PHM Radicals Quiz Night for just £10 per team member. See full list of prizes here: https://bit.ly/2Cz0iaP
#BeARebel #Peterloo #suffragette #Finderskeepers

Join our friends Celebrating Syria: A Festival of Arts and Culture -  food, music, film, performance, talks, workshops a...
07/11/2019

Join our friends Celebrating Syria: A Festival of Arts and Culture - food, music, film, performance, talks, workshops and exhibition until Saturday 9 November #ideasworthcelebrating

Happy UK Parliament Week! Pop in to PHM, the national museum of democracy, where you can explore it's development in Bri...
06/11/2019

Happy UK Parliament Week! Pop in to PHM, the national museum of democracy, where you can explore it's development in Britain: past, present and future - all year round. #UKPW #free #museum #ideasworthexploring

Will either of these prizes tempt you to the PHM Radicals Quiz Night on Thurs 14 Nov at 6pm - a signed  Manchester Unite...
06/11/2019

Will either of these prizes tempt you to the PHM Radicals Quiz Night on Thurs 14 Nov at 6pm - a signed Manchester United pennant or Leroy Sané Manchester City shirt? Enter a team for just £10 for a chance to win! https://bit.ly/2NEAnDC
#quiz #BringYourCrew #RadicalLates

We've got more details to share of the Syrup Magazine line-up for Thurs 14 Nov #RadicalLate - climate club Adapt who use...
04/11/2019

We've got more details to share of the Syrup Magazine line-up for Thurs 14 Nov #RadicalLate - climate club Adapt who use design, art, humour & contemporary culture to communicate climate issues in a different way!
Read more about their award-wining work and the accolade of British Council top 10 emerging designers of 2019 https://bit.ly/33pKG5v
Get your tickets here: https://bit.ly/2NFdmAI

Images from Sadness is a no gO-Zone exhibition that took place @copelandparkse in August curated and designed by @adapt_____ we are lucky enough to be showcasing some of the amazing work @phmmcr on the 14th! The exhibition aimed to raise awareness of the biggest issues facing the planet through the lens of creativity. Adapt is a climate organisation, using design, humour and contemporary culture to communicate climate issues in an engaging way. They were listed as one of the @britishcouncil 10 emerging designers or 2019 and shortlisted for @d_and_ad impacts award In 2018. Come see more at Designing Protest in a few weeks time! 🌎 ☀️ 🌧 @ People's History Museum

Booking are now open for the popular music workshop #MyFirstProtestSong on Thurs 7 Nov at 11am. Bring your babies and to...
01/11/2019
My First Protest Song - People's History Museum

Booking are now open for the popular music workshop #MyFirstProtestSong on Thurs 7 Nov at 11am. Bring your babies and tots to sing Lennon, Dylan, Seeger and Strummer.
Snap up your FREE tickets for your under 3s: https://bit.ly/2WuNTOo

Visit People's History Museum (PHM) in Manchester UK, the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future. Bring your babies and tots to sing Lennon, Dylan, Seeger and Strummer. Join singer/songwriter Matt Hill (Quiet Loner) for this multi-sen...

Check out this from Syrup Magazine - the first intro to those  taking over the Radical Late at PHM on Thurs 14 Nov. Get ...
01/11/2019

Check out this from Syrup Magazine - the first intro to those taking over the Radical Late at PHM on Thurs 14 Nov. Get your tickets here: https://bit.ly/36oR5j7

Over the coming weeks we will be introducing you to our collaborators for our next event in Manchester!

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Very lucky to be joined by Adam Griffiths and his work Future Prompts - A series of proposed scenarios aiming to prompt a train of thought towards future developments and downfalls within an increasing environmental and political uncertainty. Adam is a designer, researcher and educator at @mcrschart and the found of digital gallery @transient_space Come along on the 14th @phmmcr to see more 🔮🔮🔮 link in bio ☝️☝️☝️ #designingprotest #design #manchester #museumtakeover #protest #freeevents @ People's History Museum

Weekends are all about comfort food & GRUB have just what you need! Enter your team into the #PHMRadicalquiz night on Th...
01/11/2019

Weekends are all about comfort food & GRUB have just what you need! Enter your team into the #PHMRadicalquiz night on Thursday 14 November for just £10 and you could win a food and drink voucher for two https://bit.ly/2NssqBH
#BringYourCrew #StreetFood #RadicalLate

Got a sweet tooth? We’ve got you covered with a box of goodness from Hey Little Cupcake! Enter your team into the #PHMRa...
31/10/2019

Got a sweet tooth? We’ve got you covered with a box of goodness from Hey Little Cupcake!
Enter your team into the #PHMRadicalquiz night on Thursday 14 November for just £10 for a chance to win the treats plus a lot more! https://bit.ly/2NssqBH
#DessertBeforeDinner #RadicalLate

A general election has been announced for 12 December 2019. Are you registered to vote? 🗳 And don’t forget you can disco...
29/10/2019
Register to vote

A general election has been announced for 12 December 2019. Are you registered to vote? 🗳

And don’t forget you can discover the history of the hard fought right to vote at PHM.

#GE19 #GE2019

Get on the electoral register so you can vote in elections and referendums.

25/10/2019
Where's Wally? PHM's Conservation Studio

Where's Wally?🔎 🤓Checking out The Conservation Studio!
We’re part of the national Where's Wally? The Big Museum Hunt, organised by Kids in Museums and Walker Books to celebrate the release of the new Where’s Wally? book, Double Trouble at the Museum. https://bit.ly/2lQkEHE

FREE creative activities for all ages will transform even the youngest visitors into mini activists for the day as we wo...
23/10/2019
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FREE creative activities for all ages will transform even the youngest visitors into mini activists for the day as we work together to save the planet! 11am-4pm

People's History Museum is putting environmental action at the centre of its October half term activities with ‘There is no planet B’ creative disobedience day on Sunday 27 October.

This fascinating new exhibition complete with time machine explores the stories of people who were moved during the Manc...
22/10/2019

This fascinating new exhibition complete with time machine explores the stories of people who were moved during the Manchester slum clearances of the 1950s and 1960s. Find out more: https://bit.ly/2PcA6ua

Today me and @hawntasaurus took our time machine to it’s new home at the @phmmcr as part of Cartwheel Arts Overspill project!
You can step inside and watch the film made by @ltskribble and the amazing young people from @rochdaleyouthie
GO VISIT!
#peopleshistorymusuem #timemachine #exhibition @ People's History Museum

Can you find Wally in our museum? Simply pick up your activity sheet from the Info Desk, and start hunting for Wally hid...
21/10/2019

Can you find Wally in our museum? Simply pick up your activity sheet from the Info Desk, and start hunting for Wally hidden amongst our collection this half term (until 3 Nov).
We’re part of the national Where's Wally? The Big Museum Hunt, organised by Kids in Museums and Walker Books, to celebrate the release of the new Where’s Wally? book, Double Trouble at the Museum. https://bit.ly/2lQkEHE

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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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