People's History Museum

People's History Museum
Left Bank
Spinningfields
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M3 3ER
England

Website

People's History Museum

www.phm.org.uk

E-mail

People's History Museum

info@phm.org.uk

Telephone

People's History Museum

0161 838 9190

Fax

People's History Museum

0161 838 9190

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The new People's History Museum
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There have always been ideas worth fighting for. Join a march through time at the People's History Museum following Britain’s struggle for democracy over two centuries. Meet the revolutionaries, reformers, workers, voters and citizens who fought our battle for the ballot. Gather amongst their magnificent banners and discover how time off was won (and spent).

Enjoy our main galleries, Changing Exhibition Gallery and Community Gallery, along with interactives and activities for visitors of all ages. Browse our shop for unique books and gifts and round off your day with a bite to eat in our cafe bar The Left Bank, complete with the sunniest riverside terrace in Manchester!

The museum is Family Friendly throughout, welcoming visitors of all ages. There's hands-on stuff in every gallery and regular activities especially for children.

The museum also offers a Learning programme for early years to adult learners, and houses the Labour History Archive & Study Centre, Textile Conservation Studio and venue hire facilities.

People's History Museum is a member of the First World War Centenary Partnership, a network of organisations committed to the delivery of the First World War Centenary Programme: a global programme of events and activities inspiring young and old to remember the impact of the First World War on people and society today.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive, Gallery

Opening hours

Museum: every day, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Shop: every day, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Cafe: 8.00am - 5.00pm (Mon-Sat), 10.00am - 5.00pm (Sun)
Labour History Archive & Study Centre: Mon-Fri, 10.00am - 5.00pm, lunchtime closure between 12.30pm-1.30pm, visits by appointment.

Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.

Admission charges

Free to everyone, donations welcome

Getting there

The museum is on Left Bank, off Bridge Street in the Spinningfields area of Manchester city centre, on the bank of the River Irwell.
From motorways follow brown signs to Castlefield, then signs to Salford Central Station.

The entire collection of this museum is a Designated Collection of national importance.

The collections of the People's History Museum contain items relating to the working people of Britain, and cover ceramics, prints, posters, banners, ephemera and photographs.

The museum (registered as the National Museum of Labour History) is the national centre for the collection, conservation, interpretation and study of material relating to the history of working people in Britain.

Collection details

Trade and Commerce, Social History, Photography, Personalities, Performing Arts, Music, Industry, Fine Art, Design, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Coins and Medals, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Watch the first Match of the Day, visit a 1930s Co-op shop, play your favourite vinyl on the jukebox, create your own badge and much more......
  • The new People's History Museum has more interactives throughout the galleries, both high tech and low tech so there's something for visitors of all ages.
  • Almost 1500 historic objects are on display including many items that will are on display for the first time. Some objects have been specially conserved so that they can be shown to visitors in the new galleries.
  • The redevelopment of the museum has also enabled more of our collection of trade union and political banners to be shown. A new double height gallery space now shows off these beautiful, striking banners at their best.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
National Union of Railwaymen Hither Green banner

A Land Fit For Heroes: War and the Working Class 1914-1918

  • 24 May 2014 — 1 February 2015 *on now

'A Land Fit For Heroes' will examine how the war changed society, radically altering the social, economic, cultural and political outlook of the British people. It will look at why people supported the war (and those that didn’t), the role that women played in the war effort, how home life was radically changed, the influence the war had on politics and the labour movement and life after the war. The exhibition is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and is also part of the First World War Centenary Programme.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/a-land-fit-for-heroes-war-and-the-working-class-1914-1918/

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

Colours, Community and Chemistry

  • 8 October 2014 — 18 January 2015 *on now

Curated by A T Boyle, Colours, Community and Chemistry is a contemporary collaboration between regional artists and scientists featuring rare films, photos, words, research and textiles. This fascinating exhibition and accompanying events illuminates the north's manufacturing foundations, at the same time as heralding its strong future.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/colours-community-and-chemistry/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
5 September 2014, 3 October 2014, 7 November 2014, A Land Fit For Heroes exhibiton tour for the visually impaired @ People's History Museum

A Land Fit For Heroes Tour for the Visually Impaired

  • 7 November 2014 10am-4pm

Drop in for a tour of our current changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes and find out all about British people's struggle for victory during World War One.

This tour is repeated on the first Friday of every month for the duration of the exhibition. Part of the First World War Centenary Programme.

Suitable for blind or visually impaired adults and young people only.

No booking required, drop in activity. In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3.00.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/a-land-fit-for-heroes-changing-exhibition-tour-for-the-visually-impaired/

26 September 2014, A Land Fit For Heroes changing exhibiton tour @ People's History Museum

A Land Fit For Heroes changing exhibition tour

  • 24 October 2014 1:15-2pm
  • 28 November 2014 1:15-2pm

Come along on a fascinating tour of our current changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes and find out all about British people's struggle for victory during World War I. Part of the First World War Centenary Programme.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://phm.eventbrite.co.uk
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/a-land-fit-for-heroes-changing-exhibition-tour-4/

1 October - 2 November 2014, The Urban Sketch craft table @ People's History Museum

The Urban Sketch craft table

  • 1 October — 2 November 2014 *on now

This year’s Big Draw theme is ‘It's Our World’ and we’re asking visitors to help us create a PHM urban landscape gallery. Grab a clipboard and pencil and find a window in the museum. Look outside and create a sketch of what you can see. When you have finished add your drawing to our urban landscape gallery or take it home. Why not tweet a photo of your finished creation to us at @PHMMcr #bigdraw. Part of The Big Draw 2014 and the Family Arts Festival 2014.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

No booking required, drop in activity. In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/the-urban-sketch-craft-table/

21 October 2014, Mr Ordinary's Prize © People's History Museum

The Little People’s History Museum – Mr Ordinary's Prize

  • 21 October 2014 11am-12pm *on now

Discover our story of Manchester's Coat of Arms. Someone has stolen Mr Ordinary’s Thinking and Doing! What will he do without them? Join in the adventure as Mr Ordinary and his friends try to get them back. Fun interactive story session with puppets, song, dance and a craft activity. Why not tweet a photo of your finished creation to us at @PHMMcr #bigdraw. Part of The Big Draw 2014 and the Family Arts Festival 2014.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://the-little-phm-mr-ordinarys-prize.eventbrite.co.uk
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3.

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/the-little-phm-mr-ordinarys-prize-4/

25 October 2014, Dust @ People's History Museum

Dust

  • 25 October 2014 1:30-2:30pm

Enjoy a tour of banners both on display and undergoing conservation at the museum and learn about dust: historic evidence, preservation threat or inspiration for artistic works? Following the tour, Conservator Vivian Lochhead and artist Daksha Patel will describe their different perspectives and research into dust removed from banners. After the talk, visitors are invited to visit the Paper Gallery, a short 15 minute stroll from the museum, to see Patel’s exhibition on the subject. Part of Manchester Science Festival 2014.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://dustatphm.eventbrite.co.uk
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3.

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/dust/

26 October 2014, Big-up Female Boffins @ People's History Museum, Dr Kathleen Drew-Baker woollen sculpture crocheted by Helen Davies with research by Jenny White

Big-Up Female Boffins

  • 26 October 2014 3-4:30pm

Alert! Women scientists are missing from our history books. Could this be a stitch-up? Forget bronze or marble. Monumental Mancunians sculpted and staged by Helen Davies and Jenny White in Manchester Town Hall in colourful crochet include: botanist Dr Kathleen Drew-Baker, mathematician Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw and social campaigner Esther Roper. With the Warp and Weft duo play a crafty part in setting the record straight by adding tassels and colours to make a powerful new community banner about female scientists. No experience needed and all materials are provided. Part of the Colours, Community and Chemistry exhibition and Manchester Science Festival 2014.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 7-10

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://big-upfemaleboffins.eventbrite.co.uk
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3.

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/big-up-female-boffins/

29 October 2014, Felt Peace Poppies @ People's History Museum

Felt Peace Poppies

  • 29 October 2014 1-3pm

Transform our Learning Studio into a garden of reflection. Why not tweet a photo of your finished creation to us at @PHMMcr.

Part of the First World War Centenary Programme and the Family Arts Festival 2014.

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://felt-peace-poppies.eventbrite.co.uk.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3.00.

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/felt-peace-poppies/

29 October 2014, Macromolecular Marvels & Blue Pigment Spectra @ PHM, Real Silk Formula Diagonal molecular structure created by E Maclure with science advice from Dr Frank Mair

Macromolecular Marvels & Blue Pigment Spectra

  • 29 October 2014 11am-12:45pm

Did you know that chemistry lies behind the fibres in your clothes, the many colours they can adopt, and even the history of your community? Understand the part Manchester played in bringing synthetic pigments to the world by trying out a modern spectrometer and seeing the difference between natural and synthetic fibres at the molecular level. Made-in-Manchester chemistry from Dr Frank Mair and Dr Katayune Presland, with a short film and book reading about Lancashire's fibre production. Part of the Colours, Community and Chemistry exhibition and Manchester Science Festival 2014.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://mmbps.eventbrite.co.uk
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3.

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/macromolecular-marvels-blue-pigment-spectra/

30 October 2014, The Commonest of Men - Gallipoli and the East Lancashire Legacy @ People's History Museum

The Commonest of Men: Gallipoli and the East Lancashire Legacy

  • 30 October 2014 1:30-2:30pm

As we approach the centenary of the ill-fated campaign, this talk looks at the international, national and regional factors that lie at the heart of the ongoing debates about the Gallipoli legacy.

The talk will question why the sacrifice of tens of thousands of ‘part-time’ soldiers from East Lancashire appears to have been forgotten. Part of the First World War Centenary Programme.

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://thecommonestofmen.eventbrite.co.uk

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3.00.

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/the-commonest-of-men-gallipoli-and-the-east-lancashire-legacy/

31 October 2014, Science, Technology and Medicine tour © People's History Museum

Technology and the People tour

  • 31 October 2014 1:15-2pm

Come along on a guided tour of our main galleries to discover how these subjects have helped shaped our society. Part of Manchester Science Festival 2014.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://sciencetechnologyandmedicinetour.eventbrite.co.uk
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/science-technology-and-medicine-tour/

1 November 2014, Making North @ People's History Museum, pigmented artificial silk skeins created at Courtaulds Preston

Making North

  • 1 November 2014 11am-12:30pm

Discover the alchemy of artificial silk through fact, fiction and film. Who were the Lancashire people producing filaments with a strong molecular structure used in colourful fashions and car tyres? What was it like for Salford and Eccles MP Hazel Blears to work as a student on the manufacturing floor of the local Cussons soap factory? With author A T Boyle, hear about the factory open 24/7 so that a honey-like liquid could flow continuously under Viscose Alley, and how manufacturing is making a comeback in the north. Part of the Colours, Community and Chemistry exhibition and Manchester Science Festival 2014.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://makingnorth.eventbrite.co.uk
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/making-north/

2 Novemeber 2014, Colouring Art and Science @ People's History Museum, heather plant photo

Colouring Art and Science

  • 2 November 2014 3-4:30pm

Curry, Jacobeam, Sunehri, Skintone... learn the differences between pigmentation and dyeing and test your colour-matching skills to create imaginative shade names using different languages heard in our multicultural north. Eleanor Maclure (Colourful Language research) and A T Boyle (from Pakistan to Preston) will store your best ideas in the amazing AudioKiosk for other visitors to hear. Part of the Colours, Community and Chemistry exhibition and Manchester Science Festival 2014.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – https://colouringartandscience.eventbrite.co.uk
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/colouring-art-and-science/

3 November 2014, Snapshot on the Future City @ People's History Museum

Snapshot on the Future City

  • 3 November 2014 12:30-1:30pm

Did you know the museum holds an archive of over 95,000 photographs? Go behind the scenes and delve into our unique photo collections, the Labour Party photograph collection and the Communist Party of Great Britain photograph collection. In this lunchtime drop in session, browse through photographs on the theme of the Future City and uncover history through the lens.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://snapshotdec2014.eventbrite.co.uk
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/snapshot-on-the-future-city/

7 November 2014, Textile Conservation Studio tour @ People's History Museum

Textile Conservation Studio tour

  • 7 November 2014 1:15-2pm

A tour of the Textile Conservation Studio and current conservation projects with one of the museum’s Textile Conservators.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – https://tcstournov2014.eventbrite.co.uk
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/textile-conservation-studio-tour-11/

9 November 2014, Living History performance - Baddies @ People's History Museum

Baddies: Conscience and Conflict During WW1

  • 9 November 2014 1:15-2pm

This living history looks at life during World War One through the eyes of two brothers, Dougie and Arthur – one is a soldier, the other a conscientious objector.

For Remembrance Sunday. You can find out more about conscientious objectors in our main galleries and current changing exhibition A Land Fit for Heroes. Part of the First World War Centenary Programme.

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://baddies-world-war-one-performance.eventbrite.co.uk

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3.00.

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/living-history-performance-baddies-3/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

The Little People's History Museum - Mr Ordinary's Prize

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Part of The Little People's History Museum - a new programme of multi-sensory story sessions developed for early years visitors.
Someone has stolen Mr Ordinary's Thinking and Doing! What will he do without them? Join in the adventure as Mr Ordinary and his friends try to get them back.

Creator

  • Developed with Peoplescape Theatre

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

Baddies - Living History Workshop

http://www.phm.org.uk

Our Living History workshops use performance, interactive drama activities and gallery exploration to bring learning to life.
This Living History session looks at life during World War I through the eyes of two brothers, Dougie and Arthur - one is a soldier, the other conscientious objector.

Creator

  • Written by Cathy Crabb

Languages

  • English.

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

Build A Banner - pARTticipate Workshop

http://www.phm.org.uk

Our pARTicipate sessions include a range of art focused workshops informed by the museum's unique collections.
Find out about the history and symbolism of our unique collection of historic banners and work with an artist to create your own banner on a theme of your choice in this co-operative full day workshop.

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

City Centre Trail

http://www.phm.org.uk

Explore Manchester's hidden history on this half day guided walk. Discover the buildings, streets and monuments that tell the story of the world's first industrial city.

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

Drawing on Manchester - pARTicipate Workshop

http://www.phm.org.uk

Our pARTicipate sessions include a range of art focused workshops informed by the museum's unique collections.
Explore the old and new buildings of Manchester with an artist. Experiment with different drawing materials around the city, then create a large scale version of your drawings back at the museum in this full day workshop.

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

Guided Gallery Tours

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Guided tours of the main galleries and changing exhibitions are available to book.

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

Make Your Mark! - pARTicipate Workshop

http://www.phm.org.uk

Our pARTicipate sessions include a range of art focused workshops informed by the museum's unique collections.
Explore the signs, symbols and colours in our unique banner collection. Investigate different printing materials and techniques, then create your own printed pieces to take back to school in this half-day workshop.

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

Moving Stories - Living History Workshop

http://www.phm.org.uk

Our Living History workshops use performance, interactive drama activities and gallery exploration to bring learning to life.
Meet Anita Sharma at school in Manchester in the 1960s as she describes her summer holiday to Bombay with her parents who were born there. Follow her journey to adulthood as she explores her identity.

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

Museum of Me - pARTicipate Workshop

http://www.phm.org.uk

Our pARTicipate sessions include a range of art focused workshops informed by the museum's unique collections.
What do museums collect and why? Why do we place importance on certain objects? What would you put in your museum? Explore the museum collections with an artist and create a Museum of Me display. Half day workshop.

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

No Bed of Roses - From the Carribbean to Manchester - Living History Workshop

http://www.phm.org.uk

Our Living History workshops use performance, interactive drama activities and gallery exploration to bring learning to life.
Pupils meet Gabrielle and help with her life changing decision to move from the Caribbean to Manchester in the 1950s. This session is based on the oral histories gathered from three Manchester women who migrated from the Caribbean to England and took part in an award-winning local history project in Hulme, Manchester.

Creator

  • Written by Peoplescape Theatre

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

Pauly's War - Growing Up & the Manchester Blitz - Living History workshop

http://www.phm.org.uk

Our Living History workshops use performance, interactive drama activities and gallery exploration to bring learning to life.
Pupils meet Pauly, a young girl growing up in Manchester during World War II. This Living History session features innovative interplay between archive film, specially commissioned animation and performance.

Creator

  • Written by Peoplescape Theatre

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

Print Power - pARTicipate Workshop

http://www.phm.org.uk

Our pARTicipate sessions include a range of art focused workshops informed by the museum's unique collections.
Explore our unique collection of banners and learn about signs and symbols. Experiment with screen-printing and mixed materials to create a finished piece to take back to school. This session is available as a half-day or full day workshop.

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

Read All About It! - Papers, Protest & Peterloo - Living History Workshop

http://www.phm.org.uk

Our Living History workshops use performance, interactive drama activities and gallery exploration to bring learning to life.
Meet James Bronterre O'Brien, editor of Victorian newspaper the Poor Man's Guardian. Accompany Bronterre on a march to Peterloo, interview child mill worker John Oats and use drama and role play techniques to uncover the stories of the day.

Creator

  • Written by Peoplescape Theatre

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

Self-Guided Groups

http://www.phm.org.uk

Self-guided group visits are a great opportunity to explore the museum yourself. These visits are free but must be pre-booked with the Learning Team. Booked groups have priority in the display areas. it may be difficult to accomodate your group if you have not booked in advance.
We strongly recommend that before bringing your group you make a preliminary visit to familiarise yourself with the displays. If you would like to talk to a member of the Learning Team please contact us in advance to make an appointment.

Languages

  • The museum displays are in English. All videos have subtitles.

Slavery & Suffrage - William Cuffay's Story - Living History Workshop

http://www.phm.org.uk

Our Living History workshops use performance, interactive drama activities and gallery exploration to bring learning to life.
This session explores the horrors of the slave trade and how it fuelled the Industrial Revolution. Meet William Cuffay, son of a freed slave, who became a Chartist leader and campaigned for the right to vote.

Creator

  • Written by Cathy Crabb

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

Strike a Light! - A Matchgirl's Story - Living History Workshop

http://www.phm.org.uk

Our Living History workshops use performance, interactive drama activities and gallery exploration to bring learning to life.
Meet Maggie McCallow, a Victorian matchgirl involved in the matchgirls' strike of 1888. Learn about the shocking conditions the matchgirls experienced and how the strike gained them better conditions and the right to join a union.

Creator

  • Written by Peoplescape Theatre

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

The Art of Protest - pARTicipate Workshop

http://www.phm.org.uk

Our pARTicipate sessions include a range of art focused workshops informed by the museum's unique collections.
This session looks at historical images of protest and objects from our collections as well as contemporary protest art. The session also explores issues, impact and media to help students design their own protest art and culminates in a march through the museum. Full day workshop.

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

The Hard Way Up - A Suffragette's Story - Living History Workshop

http://www.phm.org.uk

Our Living History workshops use performance, interactive drama activities and gallery exploration to bring learning to life. This Living History session is based on the story of suffragette and local councillor Hannah Mitchell, who spoke out for women and for the poor and became a peace campaigner after World War I.

Creator

  • Written by Eileen Murphy

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

The Little People's History Museum - Beeing Special

http://www.phm.org.uk

Part of The Little People's History Museum - a new programme of multi-sensory story sessions developed for early years visitors.
Meet Little Bee, the bee who wants to be different. Join in the bee dance, search for flowers in the museum and follow Little Bee's adventure to find out how he becomes the hero of Victorian Manchester.

Creator

  • Developed with Peoplescape Theatre

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

The Little People's History Museum - Under the Rainbow

http://www.phm.org.uk

Part of the Little People's History Museum - a new programme of multi-sensory story sessions developed for our early years visitors.
Meet Matilda, a little girl who is given a magic rainbow bag. Help Matilda to solve clues to get to the end of the rainbow and find what she's looking for....

Creator

  • Developed with Peoplescape Theatre

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

Woody the Time Travelling Shopper - Living History Workshop

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Our Living History workshops use performance, interactive drama activities and gallery exploration to bring learning to life.
Meet Woody, a time traveller from a planet just past the jelly moon of Phebar Three. Help her to build a time machine so she can go on a mission about shopping. Go back to 1936 and meet Dotty who works in the Co-op shop. Pupils then travel further back to the 1840s to meet Dotty's grandmother and discover her secret.

Creator

  • Written by Peoplescape Theatre

How to obtain

Booking is essential; for further information on booking a session and prices, please see the Learning pages on our website or contact learning@phm.org.uk

Getting there

The museum is on Left Bank, off Bridge Street in the Spinningfields area of Manchester city centre, on the bank of the River Irwell.
From motorways follow brown signs to Castlefield, then signs to Salford Central Station.

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