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Winter 2015

  • Family Friendly festive fun!
  • New WEA courses @ PHM
  • Venue Hire @ PHM
  • Get your skates on
12 December 2015, The Little PHM - Beeing Special @ People’s History Museum

Family Friendly festive fun!

Dry off from the rain and enjoy some festive fun at PHM.  Inspired by our Show Me the Money exhibition, join the Make a Money Box craft table to keep the Christmas pennies safe.  Bring your very little ones to meet Little Bee and find out more about Victorian Manchester in our interactive story telling session Beeing Special.  Find out how acts of kindness by total strangers made Christmas possible for the children of striking miners in new exhibition A share of a pensioner’s Christmas ‘Bonus’We're closed over the festive season 24, 25, 26 December 2015 and 1 January 2016, but otherwise open as usual.
  11 January -  21 March 2016, WEA Course - People Make Their Own History © Mark Krantz

New WEA courses @ PHM

Interested in exploring the themes of our collections in more detail?  Why not sign up to one of the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) courses taking place at PHM in 2016.  Ten week People Make Their Own History course, starting Monday 11 January, looks at how people have protested for a more equal society from the 1800s to the present.  Five week British Photography and Industrial Society course, starting Friday 5 February, will consider the history and politics behind the photographs in our upcoming exhibition Grafters: Industrial society in image and word.

TONIGHT!  Enjoy mulled wine, mince pies and a unique shopping experience at our Winter Warmer, 4.00pm – 8.00pm


Give the gift that keeps on giving; a year’s PHM Radical Supporter membership for only £30!

Conference in Engine Hall @ People's History Museum © The Lens Box

The Engine Hall – an ideal venue for conferences

Planning a city centre conference?  PHM has seating capacity for up to 150 delegates and the exceptional architecture of an Edwardian hydraulic pump house is an inspiring backdrop to any event.  Our chefs at The Left Bank cafe bar are experienced in creating delicious, freshly prepared seasonal food for all occasions.  Other spaces can be hired for breakout meetings and we provide free Wi-Fi. AV packages can be included in the hire and we welcomes groups bringing in their own PA set-ups.  Get in touch with our Venue Hire Team:
  Let's Skate @ Manchester Ice Rink

Get your skates on

Lace up your boots and enjoy festive fun at Manchester Ice Rink this Christmas time!  Just moments away from Spinningfields, across the river from PHM in New Bailey, Manchester Ice Rink is the perfect spot for a laugh with friends and family, romantic dates or post-work fun with colleagues.  Open every day except Christmas Day until Sunday 3 January 2016, from 10.00am until 9.00pm at weekends and 3.00pm until 9.00pm Monday to Friday.  Student offers and family tickets are available.  Book your skating slot soon!