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/

21 June - 27 July 2014, Coal @ People's History Museum

Coal

  • 21 June — 27 July 2014 *on now

30 years on from the Miners’ Strike we present Coal, an installation of paintings made as a tribute to the militancy and bravery of the miners and their families, by Nicholas Baldion. These strikers faced the venom of the media and the brutality of Thatcher’s state when they stood up against the destruction of an industry and their communities.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15

Admission

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

Website

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

12 July - 14 September 2014, Work in Progress @ People's History Museum

Work in Progress

  • 12 July — 14 September 2014 *on now

This summer come and Play Your Part in our interactive, experimental gallery. The exhibition will be a true work in progress, allowing you to see behind the scenes of our Play Your Part project. Help us test out ideas for our new Welcome Wall, debate topical issues and get creative with a series of exciting workshops. The exhibition will start from nothing and evolve over time as we invite community groups, activists and you to experiment, contribute and create. Three artists will base their studios in the gallery space in our Microresidencies project and staff will be on hand for regular office hours to discuss anything about the project. We don’t yet know what will happen, but we’re excited to find out! Part of our Play Your Part programme of events and exhibitions.

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/work-in-progress/

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.
27 June 2014, 25 July 2014, 15 August 2014, A Land Fit For Heroes changing exhibiton tour @ People's History Museum

A Land Fit For Heroes changing exhibition tour

  • 25 July 2014 1:15-2pm
  • 15 August 2014 1:15-2pm

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

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15

Admission

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

Website

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

Last Sunday of the month, Soapbox Sundays @ People's History Museum

Soapbox Sunday

  • 27 July 2014 2-3pm
  • 31 August 2014 2-3pm

Got a bee in your bonnet? Something to shout about? Come along and have your say. Short five minute ‘rants’ will be followed by a discussion about issues that have been in the news. Last Sunday of every month. Part of our Play Your Part programme of events and exhibitions.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15

Admission

No booking required, just turn up with an idea, an opinion and an open mind.
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/soapbox-sunday-6/

19 July – 31 August 2014, Creative Cameras craft table @ People’s History Museum

Creative Cameras craft table

  • 19 July — 31 August 2014 *on now

Have a look round our latest changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes. Be inspired by the memories captured in the photographs from World War I and create your own mock-up camera to bring with you while you explore your favourite parts of the museum. Why not tweet a photo of your finished camera to us @PHMMcr. Part of the First World War Centenary Programme.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

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/creative-cameras-craft-table/

30 July 2014, A Hive of Industry @ People’s History Museum

A Hive of Industry

  • 30 July 2014 1-3pm

Be inspired by the bees seen on the banners and objects in our galleries. Prove that their message of ‘industry’ and ‘co-operation’ still exists by creating your own busy bee to help transform our Learning Studio into a ‘Hive of Industry’. Why not tweet a photo of your finished bee to us at @PHMMcr.

Suitable for

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

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://ahiveofindustry.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-hive-of-industry/

1 August 2014, Textile Conservation Studio tour

Textile Conservation Studio tour

  • 1 August 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+
  • Any age

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://tcstouraugust2014.eventbrite.co.uk
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/textile-conservation-studio-tour-10/

4 August 2014, Snapshot on War @ People's History Museum

Snapshot on War

  • 4 August 2014 12:30-1:30pm

Did you know the museum holds an archive of over 80,000 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 war and uncover history through the lens.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Booking advised, please contact 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk. In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/snapshot-on-war/

6 August 2014, Doves of Peace @ People’s History Museum

Doves of Peace

  • 6 August 2014 1-3pm

Explore the symbols and messages of peace in our main galleries and changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes.

Draw the examples of doves that you can find in our galleries and then develop these using clay to make your own Dove of Peace.

Why not tweet a photo of your finished dove to us at @PHMMcr?

Part of the First World War Centenary Programme.

Suitable for

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

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – https://dovesofpeace.eventbrite.co.uk
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/doves-of-peace/

8 August 2014, Make Your Own People's Guide @ People's History Museum

Make Your Own People’s Guide

  • 8 August 2014 11am-4pm

Come along and meet artists Kate Dunstone and Chloe Hamill and create your own guide to the museum. Kate and Chloe have been working on an exciting project called The People’s Guide, where groups have selected objects from the museum that other visitors shouldn’t miss. Try out their guides and see if you agree. Part of our Play Your Part programme of events and exhibitions.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

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

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/make-your-own-peoples-guide/

12 August 2014, Under the Rainbow @ People's History Museum

The Little People's History Museum – Under the Rainbow

  • 12 August 2014 11am-12pm

Meet Matilda, a little girl who is given a magic rainbow bag. Help Matilda solve clues to get to the end of the rainbow and find what she’s looking for. 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.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://undertherainbow.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-under-the-rainbow-4/

13 August 2014, Colouful Cut-outs @ People’s History Museum

Colourful Cut-outs

  • 13 August 2014 1-3pm

Learn how to make striking silhouette collages from colourful cut-outs. Be inspired by imagery in our collection, get creative, get cutting and take your own collage home with you. Why not tweet a photo of your finished collage to us at @PHMMcr.

Suitable for

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

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://colourfulcutouts.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/colourful-cut-outs/

16 August 2014, Living History - Read All About It! @ People's History Museum

Living History performance: Read All About It! – Papers, Protest & Peterloo

  • 16 August 2014 1:15-2pm

Commemorate the anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre and meet James Bronterre O’Brien, editor of Victorian newspaper the Poor Man’s Guardian. Accompany Bronterre on a march to Peterloo and uncover the stories of the day.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • Family friendly

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://read-all-about-it.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/living-history-performance-read-all-about-it-4/

17 August 2014, Peterloo – Soldiers on the Rampage @ People's History Museum

Peterloo – Soldiers on the Rampage

  • 17 August 2014 3-4:15pm

To commemorate the anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester in 1819, famous local folk musicians Geoff Higginbottom, Martin Gittins and Bob Ashworth will perform their homage to Peterloo. Come and listen to this amazing collection of songs linked together by prose and quotes which tell the story of the Peterloo Massacre. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions and talk to the musicians about the Peterloo Massacre and how it is still relevant today.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://peterloosoldiersontherampage.eventbrite.co.uk
£8 / £4 concessions

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/peterloo-soldiers-on-the-rampage-2/

20 August 2014, Musical Mobiles @ People’s History Museum

Musical Mobiles

  • 20 August 2014 1-3pm

Be inspired by our wonderful jukebox and posters to create your own hanging mobile. Explore our Time Off? displays to find out about the part music played in working people’s lives. Create your own hanging mobile based on the vinyl records in our jukebox. Why not tweet a photo of your finished creation to us at @PHMMcr.

Suitable for

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

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://musical-mobiles.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/musical-mobiles/

22 August 2014, LGBT History tour, Gays Against Fascism banner © People's History Museum

LGBT History tour

  • 22 August 2014 1:15-2pm

Celebrate Manchester Pride in this special LGBT tour of the museum’s main galleries.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://phmlgbttour.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/lgbt-history-tour-2/

23 August 2014, Celebrating Community Spirit

Celebrating Community Spirit during 1984/5 Miners’ Strike: Q&A with members of Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners and the cast of the film Pride

  • 23 August 2014 11-11:45am

During the Miners’ Strike of 1984 a group from London called Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) was set up to support the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). They staged successful fundraising events including The Pits and Perverts Benefit Ball. The NUM did not forget the support of LGSM and they marched shoulder to shoulder with them at Gay Pride in 1985. That same year they also used their block vote to ensure that the rights of gay men and women were recognised for the first time in the Labour Party Manifesto.
Come along and meet some of the original LGSM members and the actors who portray them in the cinematic release of Pride. Pride will be in cinemas on Friday 12 September and stars a host of wonderful British actors including Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, Paddy Considine, George MacKay and Joseph Gilgun. Cast attending the event to be confirmed.
The museum holds the archive of LGSM and we will be displaying some of the collections during the event.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://celebratingcommunityphm.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/celebrating-community-spirit-during-19845-miners-strike/

23 August 2014, Matchstick City @ People's History Museum

Matchbox City

  • 23 August 2014 1-3pm

Connecting Threads bring us Matchbox City; an ambitious participatory project using sculpture, animation and storytelling to explore ideas about the current housing crisis and notions of home. Engaging people from across the North West and collaborating with people affected by homelessness, a series of sculptural installations will spring up in unexpected places each with their own story to tell. Come along and make your own unique miniature sculpture of a matchstick figure to take home and populate the space around you.

Suitable for

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

Admission

No booking required.
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/matchbox-city/

27 August 2014, Radical Print Shop @ People’s History Museum

Radical Print Shop

  • 27 August 2014 1-3pm

Get started with relief printing using everything from little fingers and potatoes to string and leaves! In this radical print shop you can print with everything. Be inspired by imagery and objects in our galleries to create your own prints to take away. Why not tweet a photo of your finished prints to us at @PHMMcr.

Suitable for

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

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://radical-print-shop.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/radical-print-shop/

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.

Moving Stories - 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 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

Baddies - Living History Workshop

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Museum of Me - pARTicipate Workshop

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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 - 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

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

http://www.phm.org.uk

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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