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Should we stay or should we go now?

18 May - 28 June 2016, The EURO Tunnel @ People's History Museum. Image © Alex J Gardner

18 May 2016

As the EU referendum on Thursday 23 June 2016 approaches, go through The EURO Tunnel at PHM and join discussions, debates and rallies, exploring all things EU.

Ideas worth listening to

Female Guitarist by Cliff Rowe © the artist's estate

6 May 2016

Enjoy a range of musical events inspired by PHM’s collections to celebrate Manchester After Hours, Museums at Night, Manchester Histories Festival and more.

PHM Radicals Reception at the House of Commons

Lord Melvyn Bragg

18 April 2016

The People’s History Museum was delighted to hold a Radical Reception at the House of Commons last Tuesday, thanking current sponsors of Radical Heroes and welcoming new ones. Guests were invited by recently appointed Chair of PHM Trustees Baroness Jan Royall to hear about the successes of the Radicals fundraising campaign and to find out […]

PHM wins Heritage Lottery Fund support to mark LGBT legal 50th anniversary

Never Going Underground t-shirt, 1988

11 April 2016

The People’s History Museum is delighted to have received £63,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to create Never Going Underground: The fight for LGBT+ rights, a large exhibition and events programme commemorating the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in England and Wales (1967 Sexual Offences Act). The exhibition will be on display […]

Challenging perceptions of Communism in Britain and beyond

Lancashire District Communist Party, around 1948. Papers of Monty Johnstone @ People's History Museum

15 March 2016

The People’s History Museum is delighted to be part of a new project with the University of Manchester to uncover previously inaccessible archive collections on leading figures in the Communist Party of Great Britain. This Arts & Humanities Research Council funded project aims to challenge popular perceptions of Communism in Britain and beyond by focussing on Communism’s interventions […]

Wonder Women returns!

Wonder Women

23 February 2016

From 3-13 March 2016, we celebrate the women’s movement born in our city through film, art, music, walking tours, gallery takeovers, comedy and debate, asking how far we’ve come in 100 years – and how far we have yet to go.

Grafters events programme

6 February - 18 September 2016, Grafters: Industrial society in image and word @ People's History Museum. The Miner by Harold White © National Coal Mining Museum for England

22 February 2016

We have an exciting programme of events for adults, young people and families to accompany our latest changing exhibition

Call for submissions: All Work and No Play

6 Feb - 14 Aug 2016, Grafters: Industrial society in image and word @ PHM. Demolition men, Newcastle. Jimmy-Forsyth, 1956. Courtesy of Tyne and Wear Museums

15 February 2016

Responses to Grafters: Industrial society in image and word

Museum Chair of Trustees awarded Légion d’honneur

Chair of PHM Trustees Lord John Monks

15 December 2015

The museum is delighted to congratulate it’s Chair of Trustees, Lord John Monks, for being awarded the Légion d’honneur earlier this month by the French Ambassador.

I Love Museums

24 November 2015

Launched earlier this year, I Love Museums is a campaign led by the National Museum Directors’ Council (NMDC) to demonstrate the depth of support for UK museums by empowering the public to share why museums are important to them. Museums and galleries are more popular than ever – last year there were 66.8 million visits […]