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Museums at Night 2014: What if…?

Museums at Night 2014: What if…?

Explore the museum after hours…

15 May 2014

Main Gallery One

Time 17:00 - 20:00

Duration 3 hours

Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation

Citizens section, Main Gallery Two @ People's History MuseumWhat would have happened if the Cato Street Conspirators had succeeded in their plot?  What if the Chartist petition had been successful?  What if the suffragettes had failed to get votes for women?  What if Thatcher had lost the 1979 election?  Find out the answers to these questions and more in our interactive exploration into alternative histories for Museums at Night. 

Join our hypothetical tour guides as they weave tall tales and ask you to imagine infinite possibilities of what might have been.  In the weeks up to the event we’ll be featuring questions on our blog and in the museum so you can swot up on your hypothetical history and add your own alternatives.  On theBanners section, Main Gallery Two @ People's History Museum night we’ll subvert our timeline with your suggestions.

Suitable for adults and young people

This event is part of Manchester After Hours, an evening of after-hours gigs and performances in venues across the city.

Museums at Night is the annual after-hours festival of arts, culture and heritage when hundreds of museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites open their doors for special evening events.  It takes place over the weekend of Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 May 2014.

Museums at Night





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Booking Requirements: No booking required