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PHM in Top Eight of European Museums

European Museum of the Year Award 2012

30 May 2012

The work of the People’s History Museum, Manchester has received a Special Commendation by a European panel of judges at the European Museum of the Year Awards (EMYA) 2012.  The museum was one of only four museums in Europe to receive the accolade, reserved for the most innovative and enterprising museums in Europe. The prize was […]

Protest Photography Competition – The Results!

'My grandbairns want a free uni education not a £27 K debt' by Euan Lynn

18 May 2012

We were delighted to announce the winners of our Protest Photography Competition on Friday 18 May as part of our special Museums at Night Protest Photography Evening. The entries were all incredibly strong and the judges were impressed with all the talented young photographers living, working and studying in Greater Manchester.  The judging panel was […]

M & H Awards 2012

17 May 2012

The museum’s Director, Katy Archer attended the Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence 2012, held in the Historic Staterooms of 8 Northumberland Avenue in London last night. Following the announcement, Katy said: ‘The People’s History Museum was very pleased to make the shortlist for the Readers’ Award at the Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence 2012 […]

Cheeky Cherubs open exhibition at People’s History Museum

Cheeky Cherubs exhibition

14 May 2012

We had some very special visitors to the museum last week, who were very excited to see their artwork on display at the PHM. ‘Smarties’ are a group of children aged 3 to 4 years of age from Cheeky Cherubs Nursery.  Cheeky Cherubs Nursery is situated on the opposite side of the River Irwell from […]

Museum Launches New Audio Guide

9 May 2012

Visitors can now use our new audio guides to enhance their visit to the People’s History Museum.  The guides provide an insight into some of the key stories and most significant, unique and unusual objects on display in the museum. Visitors can select which of the 20 audio recordings they want to listen to, to […]