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Winter 2017

  • New Community Gallery exhibition
  • Etsy Christmas Fair returns!
  • Festive fun at PHM
  • Christmas in Spinningfields
25 November 2017 - 4 February 2018, Salford & Cheetham Hill in Focus @ People’s History Museum. Ice cream van, Coke Street, Cheetham Hill, 1962

Salford & Cheetham Hill in Focus – opens Saturday 25 November

Discover a unique collection of photographs, from a newly restored and unseen archive of 12,000 images, showcasing life in Salford and Cheetham Hill in the 1950s and 1960s.  Running until Sunday 4 February 2018, this exhibition includes photographs of shops, cinemas, street scenes, Whit Walks, dance halls, industries and more, reflecting the development and diverse communities of the areas.  The exhibition gives you the opportunity to share your memories relating to the photographs, and you can meet the project team on Saturdays 9 December, 6 January and 27 January, and enjoy a talk with the Project Co-ordinator on Saturday 13 January.
  1-3 December 2017, Etsy Christmas Fair @ People's History Museum

Etsy Christmas Fair returns!

Etsy Made Local are back again for their second year at PHM!  The Etsy Manchester team will be setting up shop for you to explore in our magnificent Engine Hall from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 December.  Buy unique, personalised, handmade, one of a kind Christmas presents from over 40 of Greater Manchester’s best independent retailers, who’ll be there all weekend to greet you!  The fair will begin with a special launch on Friday 1 December, 5.00pm – 8.00pm, and continue on Saturday 2 December, 11.00am – 5.00pm and Sunday 3 December, 11.00am – 4.00pm.  See you there!

Looking for a Christmas present with a difference?  Join us on 26 November 2017 for Museum Shop Sunday!


After the budget, what's next for Universal Credit and austerity?  Join us and Have Your Say!

14 December 2017, Winter Warmer @ People's History Museum

Festive fun at PHM

Visit us over the festive season and enjoy a sing-along to your favourite carols with another seasonal performance from Manchester Civil Service Choir.  Explore the museum after hours for December’s Radical Late, including our annual Winter Warmer; treat yourself to mulled wine and mince pies from The Left Bank cafe bar, browse our shop for unique gifts, and have a go at making your own wrapping paper!  Visit our Festive Ink craft table and be inspired by our Savage Ink exhibition to create a greetings card with a powerful message.  We're closed 24, 25, 26 December 2017 and 1 January 2018, but otherwise are open as usual and look forward to welcoming you!
  Christmas in Spinningfields

A nutcrackin’ Christmas in Spinningfields

Visiting the museum soon?  Take a wander through Spinningfields as festive feels have taken over!  Enjoy a taste of après ski in the city centre in the shape of Bar Hütte, a cosy ski lodge bar complete with individual alpine hüttes.  Browse a special Christmas edition of The Makers Market, meet the makers, and sample the goods from cheese to chocolate, puddings, to pies, posh tarts to gluten free goodies and much more.  The markets are open Thursday to Sunday in the lead up to Christmas on Spinningfields Square and The Avenue.  And don’t miss Manchester’s most Insta-grammable tree, accompanied by an army of nutcrackers!