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Easter 2012

  • Easter Holiday Fun
  • A venue for a meeting of minds
  • Banner conservation in action
  • Visit Manchester Jewish Museum

Easter Holiday Fun

Visit the museum during the Easter holidays and enjoy a range of activities with your friends and family. Become a pest controller on our Bugs & Beasties family friendly trail to help us find all the horrible bugs that could damage our beautiful collections and you can even make a beastie of your own at our craft table!  If bugs aren’t for you, be inspired by our Picturing Politics Changing Exhibition and create your own 3D poster, or come along and meet Living History character Maggie McCallow and hear all about the Matchgirls’ Strike of 1888.

A venue for a meeting of minds

Looking for a truly inspirational venue?  Then why not hold your event in the company of some of the greatest ever team builders, motivational speakers and passionate problem solvers.  With unique spaces available and excellent catering by Couture, the museum has hosted many successful events from small meetings, team away days and conferences, to weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and receptions.  If you are interested in holding an event at the museum, please contact our Venue Hire team who would be happy to show you around.

Banner conservation in action

Enjoy two short film projects that have been produced for visitors to the museum to get a better understanding of what our conservators do inside the Textile Conservation Studio.  One project focuses on the conservation of the Amalgamated Stevedores Labour Protection League banner, around 1918, due to be on display at the museum in 2014.  The second project was kindly supported by The Pilgrim Trust and looks at the conservation of the Typographical Association Preston Branch banner, late 19th century, currently on display at the museum.  Follow the link below to watch these fascinating films.

Visit Manchester Jewish Museum

Enjoy a visit to Manchester Jewish Museum, just a short bus ride away from the People’s History Museum.  Their current exhibition The Windermere Boys tells the story of 300 Jewish children who, having survived the Holocaust, found a haven in Windermere.  On display until Thursday 31 May, this fascinating exhibition explores the connections between Manchester, the Lake District and the Holocaust, including newly unearthed photographs, documents and interviews with ‘The Boys’ – many of whom came to Manchester and settled into the Jewish community here.