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January 2012

  • Banner Changeover
  • New Community Gallery Exhibition
  • New Learning e-newsletter
  • M & H Readers' Award 2012

 Banner Changeover

The museum’s Textile Conservators are currently busy with the museum’s annual banner changeover, so if you are planning a visit soon please note Main Gallery Two will be closed from Monday 16 January, re-opening on Saturday 21 January.  Visit again soon and enjoy lots of newly conserved banners, including some on display for the first time.  Don’t miss our Beautiful Banners tour on Friday 27 January, followed by a tour of the Textile Conservation Studio.

 Mirth in the Mill opens Sat 14 January

Are you a fan of cartoons?  Then don’t miss our new Community Gallery Exhibition, Mirth in the Mill, running until Sunday 4 March, co-ordinated by historians Terry Wyke and Alan Fowler.  This intriguing exhibition provides a unique visual record of what used to be the leading industry in Lancashire and features cartoons drawn by Sam Fitton.  Take inspiration from the exhibition and create your own mini-comic at our Cartoons & Comics workshop on Saturday 11 February.

New Learning e-newsletter

Find out more about the museum’s fantastic learning programme by signing up to our new learning e-newsletter.  Sent out every three months, this new e-newsletter is dedicated to all things learning related, providing news and updates on the range of cross-curricular learning opportunities available at the museum for early years, primary schools, secondary schools and more.  From pre-school provision in the Little People’s History Museum to A Level studies in the archive, there is something available for everyone.  Sign up today!


M & H Readers' Award 2012

Nominations are now open for the Museums & Heritage Awards 2012.  You may remember the museum’s success at the M & H Awards for Excellence last year as we were highly commended in the best marketing campaign category and shortlisted for the permanent exhibition category. Please help the museum continue its success by voting for us to win the M & H Readers’ Award 2012!  Please follow the link below and enter ‘People’s History Museum’ for both ‘attraction’ and ‘exhibition’.