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PHM launches campaign to bring Manchester’s suffragette banner home

23 August 2017

The People’s History Museum (PHM) is calling on supporters to help it bring home to Manchester a significant and rare suffragette banner that was created over 100 years ago at the height of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) campaign led by Emmeline Pankhurst.  The museum is asking people to donate to a crowd-funding campaign […]

PHM to receive annual Arts Council England funding

30 June 2017

The People’s History Museum is celebrating the news that it has been awarded National Portfolio funding from Arts Council England. Janneke Geene, Acting Director for PHM, says, ‘As the UK’s national museum of democracy, equality, citizenship and politics, the role that the People’s History Museum fulfills has never felt more important.  National Portfolio status will […]

Continuum: Framing Trans Lives in 21st Century Britain

Continuum: Framing Trans Lives in 21st Century Britain

15 June 2017

Opening on Saturday 24 June, Continuum is one of the first large-scale group exhibitions in the UK dedicated to promoting trans art.

PHM prepares for the nation to go to the polls

PHM prepares for the nation to go to the polls

22 May 2017

As Britain prepares to go to the polls on Thursday 8 June, the People’s History Museum is preparing to play its role in the nation’s affairs as the museum of democracy.  We  invite visitors to gain insight from our collections, and to take part in our conversations and debates. Across our galleries the story of democracy is there to explore from […]

PHM Wins at Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2017

PHM Programme Manager Catherine O'Donnell, Community Curators Heather Davidson and Lu Tolu, and comedian Ian Moore, Museums + Heritage Awards 2017

18 May 2017

The People’s History Museum is delighted the Community Curators of our changing exhibition Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights have won the Museums + Heritage Award 2017 for Volunteer Team of the Year!  The results were announced in a ceremony held at the Historic Staterooms of London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue on 17 May – […]

New Dawn? 20 years since the 1997 general election

25 March - 4 June 2017, New Dawn? @ People's History Museum

23 March 2017

The 1997 general election was a unique moment in Britain’s modern democratic history; one which is captured, examined and discussed in an exhibition taking place at the People’s History Museum, running from Saturday 25 March to Sunday 4 June 2017.  The exhibition will explore ‘New’ Labour’s victory, helping visitors reflect on the issues it raised […]

Ian McKellen opens Never Going Underground

Close up of Ian McKellen speaking at the launch of Never Going Underground at the People's History Museum

3 March 2017

The museum was delighted to welcome Ian McKellen to open Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights – a ground-breaking exhibition that explores the movement and stories of diverse LGBT+ communities and their quest for equality, and which marks 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexual acts in England and Wales (1967 Sexual Offences Act). […]

Wonder Women 2017

15 February 2017

Join us for a fabulous season of events celebrating the achievements of women

Print Like Paul Peter Piech

Print Like Paul Peter Piech

5 January 2017

Discover the art of printmaking with a series of workshops and live demonstrations inspired by the stunning exhibition Dedicated to all Defenders of Human Freedoms. The Art of Paul Peter Piech, on show until 12 February 2017.

Digest and discuss the US Election at PHM

It's now or never! © Paul Peter Piech

4 November 2016

Will the morning of 9 November 2016 see the first woman to enter the White House as President or will Trump triumph?  We invite you to digest and discuss this momentous occasion.