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Election! Britain Votes

Election! Britain Votes

How did you vote?

14 February 2015 — 28 June 2015

Preparing for the election, 1974. Election! exhibition at People's History Museum

Michael Foot, 1983 © The Press Association. Election! changing exhibition at People's History MuseumHow did you vote on Thursday 7 May?  Evolving throughout the 2015 campaign and beyond, Election! Britain Votes provides a whirlwind history of modern voting in Britain.

From posters to plates to pipes, the exhibition includes an object from every general election, from 1900 to 2010.

Content will be dictated by events, with displays updated daily.  Election! will provide a space where visitors, researchers, activists and museum staff can get involved and discuss the election issues as they occur.Margaret Thatcher in Warburtons factory, 1983 © The Press Association. Election! changing exhibition at People's History Museum

  • Check out the exciting events programme to accompany the exhibition, including tours, talks with guest speakers, debates, Family Friendly events and more.

Professor Steven Fielding from the University of Nottingham is the Election! exhibition’s curatorial advisor.  The work of Election! artist-in-residence Alex Gardner has been supported through Arts Council England’s Grants for the arts scheme.

Election! Britain Votes

Heritage Lottery Fund & Arts Council England




Exhibition updates:

  • If you’re a teacher, tutor or group leader why not bring your group to visit the exhibition.  You can use our self guided resources to explore the exhibition or you can book one of a range of our Election! Learning Workshops.  Please contact our Learning Team for more information
  • Take advantage of a special offer and book our pARTicipate workshop The Art of Protest for a reduced price for the duration of the exhibition.  For further information or to book a session, please use the Learning enquiry form to contact the Learning Team or call 0161 838 9190