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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

The Future of Ideas Worth Fighting For…

People's History Museum © Kippa Matthews

30 April 2014

The People’s History Museum is very pleased to have been awarded a Transition Fund grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help shape the organisation for 2020 and beyond. Transition funding is available to organisations in the UK who want to achieve significant strategic change – through acquiring new skills or knowledge, or new models […]

Furiously Mad events

Nutcase by Alan S © Pool Arts

7 April 2014

Pool Arts have an exciting programme of events to accompany their exhibition Furiously Mad: 300 Years of Legal Insanity.  Come along for a fascinating insight into mental health, past and present. Thurs 24 AprilFuriously Mad Artist / Curator talkOne of the Pool Artists and curator Nicola Smith will be on hand to guide you through the exhibition, talk […]

Museum secures year two funding

Play Your Part

5 March 2014

The People’s History Museum is delighted to learn that we have secured funding for year two of our Play Your Part project from Arts Council England. Katy Archer, Director of the People’s History Museum said: ‘We are thrilled to have been awarded this grant from the Arts Council for the second year of our Play […]

Manchester Histories Festival 2014

Manchester Histories Festival 2014

13 February 2014

The museum is delighted to be involved with Manchester Histories Festival, a ten day celebration of Greater Manchester’s unique histories and heritage, taking place 21 – 30 March 2014.  Join us for an exciting programme of events celebrating the city’s history. Mon 24 February – Sun 27 AprilVanishing for the VoteThis exhibition tells the story of […]

Wonder Women Radical Manchester

Wonder Women Radical Manchester

12 February 2014

The museum is really excited to be part of Wonder Women Radical Manchester, a programme of cultural events shining a spotlight on women change makers, past and present.  Join us for a fabulous season of events celebrating the achievements of women. Sat 22 FebruaryPurchasing Power: women and the co-operative movement since the 19th centuryFounded in 1883, the Women’s […]

Let’s Get Real Phase 3

31 January 2014

The museum is delighted to have been accepted onto Culture24′s latest project, Let’s Get Real Phase 3. We will join 30 arts and cultural organisations across the country for a collaborative digital project. The project will focus on the key question - Is your content fit for purpose? The group of arts and cultural venues will interrogate this idea […]

Connect10 competition

13 December 2013

The People’s History Museum is very excited to learn that we have been shortlisted to win a visit from artist Janette Parris in Culture24′s Connect10 Museums at Night competition. The programme invites museums, galleries and heritage sites to bid for an artist to stage an event at their venue during Museums at Night Weekend (15-17 May […]

PHM involved in 16 Days of Street Art Action

PHM involved in 16 Days of Street Art Action

29 November 2013

One of the windows of the museum has been used as a canvas for an artist to display their work as part of a project which aims to encourage dialogue and debate about the importance of feminism in achieving women’s human rights. The international campaign ‘16 days of action to end violence against women’ is […]

Celebrating 150 Years

Opening of The People's Business

11 October 2013

Yesterday evening the museum was delighted to welcome nearly 500 people to the private view/opening of our new changing exhibition The People’s Business – 150 Years of The Co-operative. Speeches were by museum Director Katy Archer who welcomed everyone to the museum and then Herbert Daybell, Chair of the Values & Principles Committee at The […]