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Learning – Summer 2015

  • PHM Learning Programme 2015-2016
  • New exhibition, Show Me the Money
  • Free sessions for Greater Manchester schools
  • Enrichment days
  • Peterloo local history study day
  • National Centre for Citizenship and the Law (NCCL)
pARTicipate workshop, Build a Banner @ People's History Museum

PHM Learning Programme 2015-2016

Why not book a Learning session for the autumn term or beyond?  We deliver exciting Living History and artist-led sessions linked to the National Curriculum.  In addition we offer Guided Tours, Creative Writing sessions, Intro to Archive sessions, City Centre Trails and free self-guided visits.  Groups can use self-guided resources to explore our new changing exhibition Show Me the Money, on show from Saturday 11 July 2015 to Sunday 24 January 2016.
  Roger Ward Babson, Babsonchart, US Business Conditions, 1920s

Show Me the Money: The Image of Finance, 1700 to the Present

Our next changing exhibition asks: what does ‘the market’ look like?  What does money really stand for?  Who is finance for?  Running from Saturday 11 July 2015 to Sunday 24 January 2016, Show Me the Money charts how the financial world has been imagined in art, illustration, photography and other visual media over the last three centuries in Britain and the United States.  Groups can book a Guided Tour or one of our artist or writer led sessions to produce their own creative response to finance and politics.

William Holbrook Beard, The Bulls and Bears in the Market, 1879. Courtesy The New-York Historical Society. Modern reproduction

Free sessions for Greater Manchester schools

We are offering ten free sessions for schools who have not visited the museum before for the duration of our new changing exhibition Show Me the Money.  Choose any session from our Learning Programme and combine it with a visit to the exhibition.  If you would like to find out more about the exhibition why not join the Learning Team at the Private View on Friday 10 July, 6.00pm – 8.00pm.  Please RSVP by Monday 29 June by emailing  
  School visit @ People's History Museum

Enrichment days

Head to us for your Enrichment day this summer term!  We have a varied and engaging programme accessing our unique collections to help your group learn outside the classroom.  Groups can enjoy a Guided Tour of Manchester, create their own protest art, banner or screen-print, develop their creative writing skills or watch one of our Living History performances.  Please contact the Learning Team through our online enquiry form or call 0161 838 9190 for more information.
Living History - Read All About It! - Papers, Protest & Peterloo @ People's History Museum

Peterloo local history study day

PHM, Archives+ and Education Consultant Sue Good have put together an activity day looking at the events of Peterloo which took place on 16 August 1819.  This is an ideal way to undertake a local history study.  Activities include looking at maps, journal entries and songs at Central Library, a walk to the site of Peterloo and taking part in Living History session Read All About It! – Papers, Protest & Peterloo at PHM.  To book contact the Learning Team on 0161 838 9190 or
  Living History - The Hard Way Up - A Suffragette's Story @ People's History Museum

National Centre for Citizenship and the Law (NCCL)

NCCL delivers interactive and inspiring educational workshops to students of all ages at legal and heritage sites across the UK.  Memorable learning experiences are curriculum driven and support subjects such as History, Law, PSHE, Citizenship and English.  NCCL is working with PHM to deliver a study day looking at the suffragettes.  The day will include taking part in Living History session The Hard Way Up – A Suffragette's Story at PHM and a visit to Manchester Crown Court.  To book contact or call 07912 000 493.