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PHM wins Building of the Year Award

15 October 2010

The museum was delighted to find out last night that it had won the Building of the Year Award for 2010. The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce awards are given in recognition of key construction projects in Greater Manchester.    At the awards ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel Manchester, Sir Howard Bernstein presented the award to […]

Win tickets to Un-Convention

28 September 2010

Win three days access to one of this year’s most extraordinary music events! Later this week the People’s History Museum becomes one of a select number of unusual venues hosting one of the UK’s most exciting new music events – Un-Convention Salford 1 –3 October 2010 - From Brass Bands to Colombian Hip Hop. Un-Convention brings […]

Museum is finalist in building award

21 September 2010

The People’s History Museum found out today that is has been successful in getting to the final four of a top property prize.  The museum is one of the finalists for this year’s Greater Manchester Chamber Building of the Year Award.  The Award is given by the Chamber of Commerce to recognise some of the key construction projects […]

PHM hosting new photographic exhibition

18 September 2010

Kings – a photographic exhibition by Sabrina Susan Fuller Saturday 18 September – Sunday 31 October The museum is pleased to be hosting a new photographic exhibition in the newly renovated Engine Hall of the Pump House which now houses our Community Gallery. ‘Kings’ is by photographer Sabrina Susan Fuller and is a documentary study of […]

Museum nominated for three awards

19 August 2010

The People’s History Museum has learned in the last few days that it has been nominated for three different awards – for the website, The Left Bank cafe bar and for the building.  Website – DADI Awards 2010 Now in their fourth year the DADI Awards, in association with Leeds Live it Love it, has […]

Lord Mayor visting on anniversary of Peterloo

16 August 2010

The museum is delighted to be welcoming the Lord Mayor of Manchester today as part of a city wide visit to various venues associated with the Peterloo Massacre.  On 16 August 1819 hundreds of people gathered on St Peter’s Fields to hear Henry Hunt speak about social and political reform.  It was a peaceful meeting […]

Museum announces new Director

29 July 2010

On Friday 30 July the People’s History Museum will say farewell to Dr Nick Mansfield, Director at the museum for the past 21 years.  With the museum only re-opening a few months ago after a £12.5 million redevelopment, it will now welcome a new Director to lead the team who have delivered the project. Katy […]

Family Friendly Summer @ PHM

Family Friendly Summer @ PHM

26 July 2010

Thinking of fun things to do with the family this summer?  Visit the People’s History Museum open every day, 10.00am – 5.00pm and enjoy our exciting Family Friendly programme of events and activites for the summer holidays (details below).  There’s also hands-on stuff in every gallery and children aged 3-6 can borrow a Busy Bee […]

PHM features in HLF Skills for Future video

30 June 2010

The People’s History Museum is delighted to feature in a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Skills for the Future video.  Leanne Tonkin has been studying in our Textile Conservation Studio since September 2009 and has now been offered a full time job as a Conservator at the museum – watch her at work on this short video […]

Jackie Kay book launch

21 May 2010

The People’s History Museum is delighted to host the launch of award-winning author Jackie Kay’s new autobiography Red Dust Road: An Autobiographical Journey on Sunday 6 June at 2.00pm. Jackie will read from her book, answer questions and sign copies, which will be available for purchase at the event. From the moment when, as a […]