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Winter 2014

  • Family Friendly festive fun
  • Join the Radicals
  • Colours, Community and Chemistry
  • Castlefield Gallery is 30!
12 December 2014, Christmas Choir Performance @ People's History Museum

Family Friendly festive fun

Come in from the cold and enjoy some festive fun at PHM!  Bring your little ones to meet Little Bee and find out more about Victorian Manchester in our interactive story telling session Beeing Special.  Visit our Playtime Puppets craft table to make your own puppet, inspired by our exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes.  Take a break from Christmas shopping and enjoy a sing-along to your favourite carols with another seasonal performance from Manchester Civil Service Choir.  Then why not treat yourself to tea and cake in The Left Bank cafe bar.
  Alan Johnson MP, Katy Ashton, Director of PHM and Lord John Monks, Chair of PHM Trustees at November 2014’s launch of PHM's Join the Radicals campaign © Rod Leon

Join the Radicals

The museum recently launched a new fundraising campaign called Join the Radicals, which aims to celebrate and harness the power of the radical people who are the heroes of our museum and the story of the British people’s fight for democracy.  If you would like to join the growing number of supporters who feel passionately about what we do, and want to ensure that the stories of the radical heroes continue to be told, you can support us in a number of ways.  Make a donation, become a Radical Supporter or even sponsor a Radical Hero.

Visit over the festive season!  We're closed 24, 25, 26 Dec 2014 and 1 Jan 2015, but otherwise open as usual


From Wonder Women to the PHM Radicals, take a look back at the exciting happenings at PHM over 2014

8 October 2014 - 18 January 2015, Colours, Community and Chemistry exhibition @ People's History Museum, logo © Eleanor Maclure

Colours, Community and Chemistry

There’s still time to visit our current Community Gallery exhibition Colours, Community and Chemistry, on display until Sunday 18 January.  Curated by A T Boyle, the exhibition is a contemporary collaboration between regional artists and scientists, featuring rare films, photos, words, research and textiles.  A T Boyle’s family worked in the north’s factories for years, with research and stories gathered culminating in this fascinating exhibition that illuminates the north’s manufacturing foundations, at the same time as heralding its strong future.
  Josh Bitelli and Felix Melia, Place of Dead Roads (film still), 2014

Castlefield Gallery is 30!

Our friends at Castlefield Gallery are celebrating its 30 year history with the exhibition 30 Years of the Future.  The gallery has asked prominent contemporary artists, curators and thinkers who have contributed to its 30 years, including Ryan Gander, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Bob and Roberta Smith and Corin Sworn to nominate artists who they consider to be shaping the future of contemporary art.  All are welcome to attend the exhibition preview tonight (Thursday 4 December), 6.00pm – 8.00pm.