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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.

LGBT+ Colloquium at PHM

Never Going Underground

27 October 2016

Join us in celebrating the richness and diversity of LGBT+ people and communities

PHM Celebrates Black History Month

October 2016, Black Radical History WEA Course @ People's History Museum. Migrants make the NHS Anti Racist Day march, photograph © Mark Krantz

5 October 2016

Visit PHM during October and join in our programme of events to celebrate Black History Month

Call for Papers – Wars of Position: Marxism and Civil Society

28 September 2016

International conference at People’s History Museum, 8 – 10 June 2017

PHM receives major Arts Council England grant

4 August 2016

The People’s History Museum is delighted to have been awarded a Museum Resilience Fund grant of £273,600 from Arts Council England. Our project, Builders and Dreamers: the future of ideas worth fighting for, will transform our museum over the coming 18 months. At such a time of political and social change the People’s History Museum has […]

Loitering With Intent – events programme

23 July - 14 October 2016, Loitering With Intent. The Art and Politics of Walking in Manchester and Beyond @ People's History Museum. Image © Rachel Ravey

27 July 2016

Walk, play, wander and wonder with The Loiterers Resistance Movement