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The Story of England – told by historian Michael Wood at PHM

The Story of England - People’s History and National History with Professor Michael Wood @ People's History Museum

15 December 2014

Historian and broadcaster Professor Michael Wood will be exploring the importance of local history with an evening lecture at the People’s History Museum on Thursday 26 February.

Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP names his Radical Hero

Alan Johnson MP with Katy Ashton and Lord John Monks © Rod Leon

19 November 2014

The Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP unveiled the list of ‘100 Radical Heroes’ at the centre of a new fundraising campaign from the People’s History Museum at a reception at the House of Commons this week.

Voting for Change – 150 years of radical movements, 1819 to 1969

8 October 2014

The People’s History Museum in Manchester is delighted to announce details of its successful project in partnership with the Working Class Movement Library, Salford, funded through a £95,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Collecting Cultures programme. Voting for Change will build upon the complementary strengths of both collections to acquire material related to […]

New Community Gallery Exhibition – Colours, Community and Chemistry

8 October 2014 - 18 January 2015, Colours, Community and Chemistry exhibition @ People's History Museum, logo © Eleanor Maclure

19 September 2014

A fascinating collaboration between regional artists and scientists

Our banners need you!

Amalgamated Watermen and Lightermen Greenwich Branch banner, c.1889 © People's History Museum

18 September 2014

In 1889 dock workers in London struck over pay and conditions. One of the largest collections relating to this event resides not in London, but here in Manchester at PHM.

PHM celebrates Manchester Pride

22 August 2014, LGBT History tour, Gays Against Fascism banner © People's History Museum

20 August 2014

Visit our LGBT displays and enjoy the following events at the museum to celebrate Manchester Pride 2014

Win a pair of tickets to the Manchester Preview of Pride

Pride © Pathe

7 August 2014

It’s the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) are on strike.  At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decide to raise money to support the families of the striking miners.  But there is a problem.  The union seems embarrassed […]

PHM part of Transformers Programme

19 June 2014

The Museums Association announced the participants in its Transformers programme, funded by Arts Council England, Museums Galleries Scotland and CyMAL: Museums Libraries and Archives Wales yesterday. Transformers is an intensive professional development programme which aims to create radical change in museums and is inspired by the core values outlined in the Museums Association’s vision Museums […]

Opening of A Land Fit For Heroes

Opening of A Land Fit For Heroes

2 June 2014

On Friday evening we welcomed several hundred people to the private view/opening of our new changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes: War and the Working Class 1914-1918. Guests first enjoyed an excerpt from Living History performance Baddies – Conscience & Conflict During World War I which looks at life during World War I through […]

A Land Fit For Heroes events programme

National Union of Railwaymen Hither Green banner © People's History Museum

27 May 2014

We have an exciting programme of events to accompany our latest changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes