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Spring 2015

  • Family Friendly Half Term fun
  • PHM Radicals update
  • New WEA digital photography course
  • Discover the HiDDEN 8
27 May 2015, Paint a Plate! @ People's History Museum

Family Friendly Half Term fun

Looking for something to do with the family over Half Term?  Visit the museum for a fun, free family day out.  Take inspiration from our exhibition Election! Britain Votes and join the week-long Arty Party craft table where you can create your own rosette and tell us what you would like to campaign for!  You can also Paint a Plate to take home with you, inspired by the amazing collection of objects from every general election since 1900 on display in the Election! exhibition.  Explore the rest of the museum and discover hands-on stuff in every gallery for visitors of all ages enjoy.
  Join the Radicals

PHM Radicals update

A huge thank you to those who have supported our Join the Radicals fundraising campaign so far.  With your help, we have raised a whopping £170,000!  We are the only museum that tells the story of democracy in Britain, and the level of public support for the museum and what we stand for gets stronger all the time.  The campaign continues and we need more people to get on board by donating, becoming a Supporter, Patron or Sponsor.  Follow the link below to find out more about joining the Radicals and supporting the People’s History Museum, or contact for more information.

On Sat 27 June, join leading historians to discuss the impact of the 1945 election


Did you know the museum houses a world famous Textile Conservation Studio?

Votegraphy: digital photography course at People's History Museum

Votegraphy: digital photography WEA course

Vote with your feet: walk this way and join a practical, digital photography course at PHM run by the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA).  In this seven week course you will visit the Election! exhibition for inspiration and produce your own ‘political portraits’.  You will cover the basic aspects of digital photography including composition and exposure, look at the museum’s photographic and banner collection and create social documentary photography.  The course runs from Friday 5 June to Friday 17 July, booking via WEA:

Say hi to the HiDDEN

Eight heritage attractions in and around Manchester city centre have joined forces to set up a new network called HiDDEN.  The ‘HiDDEN 8’ are Manchester Jewish Museum, The Pankhurst Centre, Museum of Transport Greater Manchester, Victoria Baths, Chetham’s Library, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Working Class Movement Library and Greater Manchester Police Museum and Archives.  Historic buildings with rare collections, displays, exhibitions and events, the network aims to raise the profile of the city’s smaller heritage attractions and, at the same time, celebrate Manchester’s rich and diverse heritage.