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Museum shortlisted for two more awards

25 March 2011

The People’s History Museum is delighted to have been shortlisted for two Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence; one for the re-branding of the new museum under the Marketing Campaign category and one for the museum’s Main Galleries under the Permanent Exhibition category. The awards celebrate best practice within the world of museums, galleries and […]

Civic Trust winner

7 March 2011

On Friday evening (4 March) the museum was delighted to host the Civic Trust Awards ceremony. From 333 national and international entries, 57 projects were recognised by the prestigious Civic Trust Awards.  George Clarke, architect, TV presenter and Civic Trust Awards Patron, presented awards to the best new build, conservation, restoration and public realm projects.  […]

Year One facts & figures

7 March 2011

We are celebrating our first birthday.  After a soft opening in February 2010 the newly extended People’s History Museum was officially opened on 5 March by Andy Burnham MP.  Since 6 March last year the museum has been busy welcoming lots of visitors.                                                                                     In our first year we have: Welcomed a total of 80,502 […]

Celebrate International Women’s Day

3 March 2011

2011 is the centenary of International Women’s Day.  The museum has lots of different events and exhibitions for visitors on Tuesday 8 March as part of this global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.  In our Community Gallery we have not one, but two new exhibitions related […]

New banner on display for the first time

3 March 2011

This morning a brand new, freshly conserved banner, has gone on display in the museum galleries.  The Hyde Socialist Sunday School banner has never been on public display before.  For the past seven months or so it has been painstakingly conserved by one of our expert Conservators in the Textile Conservation Studio. The banner is […]