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Summer 2014

  • Family Friendly summer fun
  • New Community Gallery exhibition
  • WEA learning courses
  • #HookedOnMusic @ MOSI

13 August 2014, Colouful Cut-outs @ People’s History Museum

Family Friendly summer fun

Looking for things to do with the family over the summer holidays?  Be inspired by the photographs from World War I in our current exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes and create your own mock-up camera at our summer craft table.  Get creative at our crafty events every Wednesday and create your own busy bee, Dove of Peace, colourful cut-out or musical mobile, and don’t miss a visit to our Radical Print Shop!  Join Living History character James Bronterre O’Brien on a march to Peterloo and uncover the stories of the day and take your very little ones Under the Rainbow in our Little People’s History Museum story session.

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Running until Sunday 14 September, this experimental exhibition is a true work in progress, allowing you to see behind the scenes of our Play Your Part project.  Help us test out ideas for our new Welcome Wall, debate topical issues and get creative with a series of exciting workshops.  The exhibition will start from nothing and evolve over time as we invite community groups, activists and you to experiment, contribute and create.  Three artists will base their studios in the gallery space in our Microresidencies project and staff will be on hand during regular office hours to discuss anything about the project.

Check out our exciting events programme to accompany current exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes


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Bob Crow calls general strike at TUC Conference Manchester 2011 © Mark Krantz

People Make their Own History

This is a ten week course of study (Tuesday 23 September – Tuesday 2 December 2014) delivered by the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) in association with the museum.  It will look at seven key demonstrations that shaped our social and political landscape.  From Peterloo and the Chartists, the struggles over jobs, against fascism, and for access to the countryside in the 1930s, fighting Section 28 and for LGBT rights in the 1980s, to Stop the War and against the Bedroom Tax today.  Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or via  Please quote course ref C3836481.


#HookedOnMusic @ MOSI

Calling all music lovers... Our friends at MOSI and the Manchester Science Festival need your help to unlock the secret science of songs in a fun online game #HookedOnMusic.  How good is your musical memory?  If you listen to a catchy song, when do you sing along?  That’s the hook of the song and MOSI wants to uncover the science behind it.  Join the mass participation experiment and have some fun with the music of your past and present.  Don’t forget to tweet or share your results to #HookedOnMusic and see if your friends can beat your scores.