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The People’s Business Opening Day

The People’s Business Opening Day

Be the first to see our new changing exhibition

12 October 2013

Dividend stamps introduced nationally by CWS in 1969, National Co-operative Archive, copyright The Co-operative Group

Time 10:00 - 17:00

Duration 7 hours

Cost Free. Donations to the museum gratefully received

The now-global Co-operative began its humble origins as the Co-operative Wholesale Society in Greater Manchester in 1863.  This autumn, part of The Manchester Weekender, the People’s History Museum stages a new exhibition dedicated to the fascinating history and values behind the ‘caring sharing co-op’, The Manchester Weekender 2013and offers a unique insight into the way we shop and live today.

Join us on the opening day of The People’s Business – 150 Years of The Co-operative.  Visit the exhibition, connect with The Co-operative story and take part in some of the museum’s day long, Family Friendly games and activities.  Co-operators, acting together, can work wonders!

Family Friendly activities, suitable for all ages.

Follow us @PHMMcr and let us know what you think of our new changing exhibition by using the hash tag #coop150ex

More information about The Co-operative and their 150 celebrations.

The exhibition is in partnership with

The Co-operative




Booking Requirements: No booking required, drop in activities

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