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Successful funding bid for digital collections project

9 August 2012

The museum was delighted to learn recently that we have been successful in applying for a grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund (EFCF).  The EFCF awarded a total of £389,447 to six museums to enable them to develop their collections. We were awarded £47,033 in collaboration with the Working Class Movement Library (WCML) in […]

Mr Ordinary’s Prize book launch

Adam Pryce, Catherine O'Donnell & Emily Capstick, Mr Ordinary's Prize book launch

31 July 2012

On Sunday 8 July we welcomed families from all over Greater Manchester to celebrate the launch of our exciting new children’s book Mr Ordinary’s Prize as part of Manchester Children’s Book Festival.  The children and their grown ups enjoyed listening to the story, making their very own Stag, Lion and Bee puppets, printing bags and […]

Demon Drink? exhibition opens

3 July 2012

Over 120 guests enjoyed a sneak preview of the museum’s new changing exhibition, Demon Drink? Temperance and the Working Class on Thursday evening, before it opened to the public on Saturday.  In keeping with the exhibition’s subject matter, guests enjoyed temperance-friendly drinks kindly provided by The Co-operative. The museum was delighted to welcome renowned historian […]

PHM wins Environmental Business Pledge Bronze Award

20 June 2012

The museum is delighted to have achieved a Bronze Award as part of the Environmental Business Pledge, awarded by Manchester City Council in partnership with Groundwork. The Environmental Business Pledge is a free advice and award scheme designed to help organisations in Manchester improve their environmental performance and generate cost savings. Manchester City Council, in […]

PHM in Top Eight of European Museums

European Museum of the Year Award 2012

30 May 2012

The work of the People’s History Museum, Manchester has received a Special Commendation by a European panel of judges at the European Museum of the Year Awards (EMYA) 2012.  The museum was one of only four museums in Europe to receive the accolade, reserved for the most innovative and enterprising museums in Europe. The prize was […]

Protest Photography Competition – The Results!

'My grandbairns want a free uni education not a £27 K debt' by Euan Lynn

18 May 2012

We were delighted to announce the winners of our Protest Photography Competition on Friday 18 May as part of our special Museums at Night Protest Photography Evening. The entries were all incredibly strong and the judges were impressed with all the talented young photographers living, working and studying in Greater Manchester.  The judging panel was […]

M & H Awards 2012

17 May 2012

The museum’s Director, Katy Archer attended the Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence 2012, held in the Historic Staterooms of 8 Northumberland Avenue in London last night. Following the announcement, Katy said: ‘The People’s History Museum was very pleased to make the shortlist for the Readers’ Award at the Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence 2012 […]

Cheeky Cherubs open exhibition at People’s History Museum

Cheeky Cherubs exhibition

14 May 2012

We had some very special visitors to the museum last week, who were very excited to see their artwork on display at the PHM. ‘Smarties’ are a group of children aged 3 to 4 years of age from Cheeky Cherubs Nursery.  Cheeky Cherubs Nursery is situated on the opposite side of the River Irwell from […]

Museum Launches New Audio Guide

9 May 2012

Visitors can now use our new audio guides to enhance their visit to the People’s History Museum.  The guides provide an insight into some of the key stories and most significant, unique and unusual objects on display in the museum. Visitors can select which of the 20 audio recordings they want to listen to, to […]

New addition to museum’s collection: Spanish Civil War fan

Spanish Civil War fan

24 April 2012

The People’s History Museum is delighted to have a rather special item added to our collection. A souvenir fan brought back from the Spanish Civil War bearing the signatures of several International Brigades members has been donated to the museum by Georgia Naish and Baxter Pearson from Wilmslow, Cheshire. The fan was brought back from […]