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February 2018

  • Family Friendly half term fun
  • New exhibition: The House of Kings and Queens
  • Banner changeover 2018
  • Wonder Women 2018
21 February 2018, Make Your Mark: caricature collage @ People's History Museum

Family Friendly half term fun

Winner of Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum of the Year Award 2017, the museum has lots of free, Family Friendly fun for your family to enjoy!  Visit over half term and be inspired by the cartoons and caricatures in our exhibition Savage Ink to Make a Mask at our craft table, or create a caricature collage at our creative workshop.  The museum is Family Friendly throughout with hands-on stuff in every gallery, five-a-day picnic bags to feast on at The Left Bank cafe bar – where children and adults alike can get creative at the chalk-painted tables – or you can tuck into your packed lunch in our picnic area, so why not make a day of it!
  3 February - 15 April 2018, The House of Kings and Queens @ People’s History Museum. Photograph © Lee Price

The House of Kings and Queens

On display until Sunday 15 April 2018, don’t miss this powerful exhibition exploring LGBT+ life in Sierra Leone, where homosexuality remains illegal and people face daily persecution for revealing their true identities.  Documentary photographer Lee Price’s stunning work offers a glimpse into ‘The House of Kings and Queens’ – a young transgender woman's home that she offers as a sanctuary for visitors to be amongst those who understand and accept them.  Part of Queer Contact Festival 2018, celebrating LGBT+ arts and culture across Greater Manchester.  Commissioned by Hull City of Culture 2017 and Humber Street Gallery.

Join five week WEA Course Savage Ink: The Cartoon & The Caricature – starts Wed 28 Feb


How do we achieve equal pay?  Join us Thurs 1 March and Have Your Say!

Brighton WSPU banner @ People's History Museum

Banner changeover 2018

Visit the new selection of historic and contemporary banners on display following PHM’s annual banner changeover, revamping a quarter of the main galleries.  2018’s selection has been specially chosen to reflect the themes of the centenary of the Representation of the People Act (1918).  Behind each banner is the story of the people who created it, capturing unique moments in time in the story of democracy.  Visitors can take a look into The Conservation Studio from the viewing area in Main Gallery Two and see where the banners are conserved.  Have something in need of conservation?  Get in touch with our expert Conservation Team.  
  8 March 2018, Wonder Women tour @ People’s History Museum. Manchester Women's March 2017 placard

Wonder Women 2018

2018, 100 years since the passing of the Representation of the People Act (1918) and since some women won the right to vote in Britain.  How does Manchester celebrate?  With the most exciting edition of the city’s Wonder Women festival yet.  Mark this landmark moment for equality via a packed festival of exhibitions, tours, debates, performances and one-off screenings throughout March.  Organised by PHM, the festival features many other museums and galleries across the city.  Made possible thanks to the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.