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Viv Anderson lends historic shirt

24 February 2011

The museum was delighted when approached recently to see if we would be interested in Viv Anderson’s England shirt from 1978.  The shirt was worn by Viv as the first black footballer to play for England.  The match in 1978 was at Wembley against Czechoslovakia, with England winning 1-0. Since that famous match, the football […]

Museum celebrates first birthday

17 February 2011

Ideas are still worth fighting for The People’s History Museum is about to celebrate its first birthday.  After a soft opening in February 2010 the newly extended museum was officially opened on 5 March by Andy Burnham MP.  Since 6 March last year we have been busy welcoming lots of visitors keen to find out that there […]

Museum in the running for Art Fund Prize 2011

3 February 2011

The People’s History Museum is very excited to learn that we are in the running for the Art Fund Prize 2011, the UK’s largest arts prize.  The news was announced last night by Michael Portillo, Chair of the Judges, on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row.  There are ten museums that have been long listed for […]