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A CWS jam advert c1930s National Co-operative Archive copyright The Co-operative Group

26 September 2013

The museum is hosting a variety of events related to the exhibition The People’s Business – 150 Years of The Co-operative.  More events will be added once they have been confirmed, so check back here. Saturday 12 October The People’s Business – 150 Years of The Co-operative Opening Day Join us on the opening day of […]

The Manchester Weekender, 10 – 13 October 2013

19 September 2013

Art, music, fashion, food, film, books, talks and walks: the weekend starts here

Commemorate Peterloo @ PHM

Revolution section, Main Gallery One @ People's History Museum

13 August 2013

Visit the Revolution section on Main Gallery One and find out what happened on 16 August 1819, just a short walk away from the museum.  Bring your family and friends and join in a series of events to commorate the Peterloo Massacre: Fri 16 August Living History performance: Read All About It! – Papers, Protest & Peterloo […]

Family Friendly Summer Fun @ PHM

28 August 2013, Print a Bag © People's History Museum

30 July 2013

Thinking of fun things to do with the family over the summer holidays?  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 all ages.  There’s also hands-on stuff in every gallery and children aged 3-6 can borrow a Busy Bee explorer […]

Museum achieves Silver Award

15 July 2013

The People’s History Museum has been successful in achieving the Silver Award as part of the Environmental Business Pledge awarded by Manchester City Council in partnership with Groundwork. The museum has demonstrated that we have made substantial savings on our water, gas and electricity bills over the last 12 months.  In addition we have installed a new electricity […]

PHM website now on mobile

27 June 2013

This afternoon the museum has launched a mobile version of its website. has been optimised for people accessing the website on mobile phones. The mobile site is a condensed version of the website showing key content – what’s on, about us and visit us which is perfect for users accessing relevant information quickly when on […]

The People’s Postcards: And the winner is…

The People’s Postcards: And the winner is…

17 June 2013

We are delighted to announce that the winner of our People’s Postcards competition is Jade Wilson from Cedar Mount Academy in Gorton.  Jade impressed the judges with her beautifully written (and sealed) letter from suffragette and socialist Hannah Mitchell. Jade will win a voucher to spend on goodies in the PHM shop. Manchester Metropolitan University’s […]

Refugee Week 2013

Refugee Week 2013

14 June 2013

Come along to the museum during Refugee Week, Monday 17 – Sunday 23 June and discover and celebrate the contributions of refugees to the UK.  Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek […]

Stef Woof: My placement at PHM

Stef Woof: My placement at PHM

11 June 2013

We hear from Stef Woof who was a placement student with the Learning Team at the museum from December 2012 until May 2013. I’ve been an admirer of the People’s History Museum since the grand re-opening in 2010. My first visit was during my PGCE. As a trainee Secondary English teacher, I was impressed by […]

Commemorating Emily Wilding Davison

Emily Wilding Davison

3 June 2013

On 4 June 1913, Emily Wilding Davison stepped in front of the King’s horse at the Epsom Derby, whilst promoting women’s right to vote.  The People’s History Museum is hosting several events to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Emily’s death; come along and find out more about the work that Emily did for the suffragette movement […]