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Winter 2011


Festive Fun!

Visit the museum over the Christmas holidays and share in some festive fun with friends and family.   Enjoy your favourite carols with a seasonal performance from Manchester Civil Service Choir in the museum’s magnificent Engine Hall, get creative at our Christmas craft table and make your own cards and decorations, try your hand at printing your own wrapping paper or bring your under 5s to The Little People's History Museum story session, Under the Rainbow.  Are we your favourite family friendly museum?  If so, please vote for us in The Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award.

New Changing Exhibition - Picturing Politics

Running until Sunday 17 June 2012, come and visit our new Changing Exhibition Picturing Politics - Exploring the Political Poster in Britain.  Researched and curated by PhD student Chris Burgess, this exciting new exhibition explores the development of the political poster, examining how political parties ‘speak’ to the people and how this communication has changed.  The exhibition showcases the museum’s unique poster collection which is the largest in the UK, including examples from all the major political parties.

Christmas Opening Times

If you are planning a visit during the festive season, please note the museum and The Left Bank cafe bar will be closed on 24, 25, 26 December 2011 and 1 January 2012.  We are open as usual apart from these days, so come along with friends and family and enjoy our seasonal events and activities, along with our Community Gallery Exhibition, Changing Exhibition and Main Galleries. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at the People’s History Museum!

Manchester Christmas Markets

Manchester’s award winning markets have returned bigger and better than ever.  The first of its kind in the UK, the market has turned Manchester’s city centre in to a winter wonderland for the past 13 years.  The markets have now spread to eight sites from Albert Square (just a short walk from the museum) to the Triangle, all boasting an incredible selection of handmade gifts, arts and crafts and continental food and drink - the perfect place to warm up and relax with a gluhwein and a bratwurst.