People's History Museum

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.
This Is Hull. Rock Against Racism Posters: 1979-1982

This Is Hull. Rock Against Racism Posters: 1979-1982

  • 3 September — 9 October 2016

From fly-posting to picture frame, from street to gallery, Hull Rock Against Racism posters present a powerful reminder of the continuing battle against racism. Originally part of a radical movement in community activism in the late 1970s, RAR in Hull brought together musicians, artists, trade unionists, students and residents to celebrate tolerance and diversity while campaigning against those who would destroy our basic human rights. Still packing a visual punch, these compelling posters are as relevant now as ever.

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/this-is-hull-rock-against-racism-posters-1979-1982/

The Art of Paul Peter Piech exhibition tour

The Art of Paul Peter Piech exhibition tour

  • 6 October 2016 1:15-2pm

Join our curator on an inspirational tour of our current changing exhibition and discover the art of Paul Peter Piech.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://piechtour.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-art-of-paul-peter-piech-exhibition-tour/

Promising Home

Promising Home

  • 29 October 2016 — 15 January 2017

An exhibition about contemporary issues on homes and housing, asking us to consider the value of a council estate. Who owns it and what is it really worth? Why is the media image of the estate so different from the views of many of its residents, who love their homes and think they are great places to live? Why are we demolishing so much good council housing and replacing it with private new builds? Jane Brake and John van Aitken of the Institute of Urban Dreaming (IUD), who are based on the Pendleton estate in Salford, have been recording everyday life in the area since 2004. This exhibition presents a selection of IUD’s extensive archive of video, photography, artworks, texts, textiles and everyday archaeology of the estate.

Family Friendly exhibition, suitable for all ages

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Family Friendly exhibition, suitable for all ages

In order to keep our exhibitions affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/promising-home/

The Art of Paul Peter Piech exhibition tour

The Art of Paul Peter Piech exhibition tour

  • 10 November 2016 6-6:45pm

Join our curator on an inspirational tour of our current changing exhibition and discover the art of Paul Peter Piech.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://piechtour.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-art-of-paul-peter-piech-exhibition-tour-2/

The LMS-Patriot Project: Rail and Remembrance

The LMS-Patriot Project: Rail and Remembrance

  • 25 November 2016 — 8 January 2017

After the Great War, three railway companies named locomotives to honour their employees who had fought and died during the conflict. This exhibition tells the story of the LMS-Patriot Project, the building of the new national memorial engine and looks at the contribution of those who worked on the railways during World War I. Part of the First World War Centenary Programme.

Suitable for adults and young people

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • 11-13

Admission

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

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/the-lms-patriot-project-rail-and-remembrance-5/

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.
Thaumatropes craft table

Thaumatropes craft table

  • 14 July — 31 August 2016 *on now

Explore our main galleries and find out what life was like for people over the past 200 years. Create this Victorian toy with a theme of your choice! A thaumatrope has a picture on each side, with both merging into one when quickly twirled using a piece of string. Why not tweet a photo of your thaumatrope to us @PHMLearn.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/thaumatropes-craft-table/

Loitering With Intent. The Art and Politics of Walking in Manchester and Beyond

Loitering With Intent. The Art and Politics of Walking in Manchester and Beyond

  • 23 July — 16 October 2016 *on now

The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement) is a Manchester based collective interested in psychogeography, public space and uncovering the secret stories of the city. Since 2006 they have been organising public walks, dérives (drifts), games and spectacles offering new ways to explore the streets. To celebrate 10 years of loitering, please come and play.

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/loitering-with-intent/

Make Your Mark: protest collage posters

Make Your Mark: protest collage posters

  • 31 August 2016 1-3pm

Be inspired by the posters in our main galleries and create your own collage print that shows us what change you would like to see in the community! Why not tweet a photo of your collage print to us @PHMLearn.

Suitable for

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

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://protestcollageposters.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/make-your-mark-5/

Walls Come Tumbling Down: Billy Bragg in conversation with author Daniel Rachel

Walls Come Tumbling Down: Billy Bragg in conversation with author Daniel Rachel

  • 3 September 2016 6:15-9pm

To celebrate the book launch of Walls Come Tumbling Down: the music and politics of Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone and Red Wedge, join us for an evening with Billy Bragg in conversation with author Daniel Rachel. The evening includes an audience Q&A, a rare screening of the Red Wedge film Days like These and the private view of the poster exhibition This Is Hull. Rock Against Racism Posters: 1979-1982.

Suitable for adults and young people

6.15pm – 9.00pm (in conversation 7.30pm – 9.00pm)

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://braggrachel.eventbrite.co.uk
Film screening and in conversation: £17.50 + booking fee (includes a glass of wine)
In conversation: £10 + booking fee

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/walls-come-tumbling-down/

First Sunday Dérive with The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement)

First Sunday Dérive with The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement)

  • 4 September 2016 2-4pm

On the first Sunday of every month The LRM go for a wander. Join them for a game that will change how you experience the city. Enjoy a walk guided by instructions designed to exercise your imagination and uncover secrets on the street. Part of the Loitering With Intent events programme.
Family friendly event, suitable for all ages
No booking required, just turn up to the Community Gallery at PHM

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/first-sunday-derive-with-the-lrm-2/

Radicals Assemble! After hours at the PHM

Radicals Assemble! After hours at the PHM

  • 8 September 2016 5-8pm

Ideas worth fighting for have often been debated under the cover of darkness, in secret and away from prying eyes. On the second Thursday of the month, we invite you to join the radicals at the PHM for a series of special after hours events. We’ll be showcasing radical heroes, debating current events and hosting exciting and quirky happenings. Our galleries will be open all evening for you to explore. Get in touch if you’d like to hold a (not-so) secret meeting, arrange a tour or Learning session for your group, or if you have any ideas for bringing the museum to life.
Suitable for adults and young people

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

No booking required. Some events may be ticketed
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/radicals-assemble-after-hours-at-the-phm/

This Heritage Open Day we invite you behind the scenes for an evening of discovery.  Take a tour of our fascinating Textile Conservation Studio with one of our Textile Conservators and find out about their current conservation projects.  Then delve into the Labour History Archive & Study Centre and discover the records of the social, political and economic life of the last two centuries.

Heritage Open Day: Behind the Scenes at the PHM

  • 8 September 2016 5-8pm

This Heritage Open Day we invite you behind the scenes for an evening of discovery. Take a tour of our fascinating Textile Conservation Studio with one of our Textile Conservators and find out about their current conservation projects. Then delve into the Labour History Archive & Study Centre and discover the records of the social, political and economic life of the last two centuries.

TCS tour: 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Archive drop in: until 8.00pm

Booking required for the Textile Conservation Studio tour via Eventbrite – http://phmtcstour.eventbrite.co.uk

Suitable for adults and young people

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone please make a donation
Suggested donation £3

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/heritage-open-day-behind-the-scenes-at-the-phm/

Naive idealists or rational decision makers? Middle class recruits to Communism in 1930s Britain

Naive idealists or rational decision makers? Middle class recruits to Communism in 1930s Britain

  • 8 September 2016 6-7:30pm

Explore why young middle class people joined the predominantly working class Communist Party of Great Britain in the 1930s. Nicholas Deakin, Kevin Morgan and Lucy Gaster will discuss motivations, alternatives, the attitude of the party and the experience of individuals, including Lucy's parents, Jack Gaster and Maire Lynd. Based on the recently published book Radiant Illusion? Middle-class recruits to Communism in the 1930s, edited by Nicholas Deakin.

Suitable for adults and young people

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

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 11-13
  • 16-17

Admission

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

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

Suggested donation £5

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/naive-idealists-or-rational-decision-makers/

We Shall Overcome on the Streets Part One

We Shall Overcome on the Streets Part One

  • 11 September 2016 2-4pm

A collaborative musical tour between The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement) and PHM Songwriter in Residence Quiet Loner. The tour explores radical history, the blurring of public and private space, community action and much more. Part of the Loitering With Intent events programme.

Suitable for all ages

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://wsostreets1.eventbrite.co.uk

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://wsostreets1.eventbrite.co.uk

Free but please bring a donation for a local organisation (tinned or non perishable food, socks or sanitary items) – more details of what is needed will be sent to participants nearer the time

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/we-shall-overcome-on-the-streets-part-one/

The Little People’s History Museum – Beeing Special

The Little People’s History Museum – Beeing Special

  • 13 September 2016 11am-12pm

Meet Little Bee, the bee who wants to be different. Join in the busy 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. Fun interactive story session with puppets, song, dance and a craft activity. Why not tweet a photo of your finished creation to us at @PHMLearn.

Family Friendly activity, suitable for under 5s and their grown ups

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://beeing-special.eventbrite.co.uk

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 0-4

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://beeing-special.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-beeing-special-12/

Wandering Around The Toilet

Wandering Around The Toilet

  • 15 September 2016 1-3pm

A walking tour exploring the impact of toilets on the city and an installation that provokes thought around the toilet. A BSL sign language interpreter will accompany the walk. Part of the Loitering With Intent events programme.

Suitable for all ages

Walk: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Installation: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Booking required via Eventbrite for the walk – http://toiletwalk.eventbrite.co.uk

No booking required to see the installation – just pop into the Loitering With Intent exhibition

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/wandering-around-the-toilet/

The Fabric of Protest

The Fabric of Protest

  • 15 September 2016 1-3pm

Come along to this monthly creative workshop and produce your own piece of protest art that reflects the issues that are important to you. Using ribbons, rosettes, patches and flags, artist Helen Mather will ask participants to create their fabric of protest. Participants will produce individual pieces that will combine to create a collaborative installation that will be displayed in the museum. Participants can attend an individual workshop or join us on a regular basis to shape how the installation develops.

Suitable for adults and young people over 11

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

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

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

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/the-fabric-of-protest-6/

Shadow Play: Liberation and Exhilaration in the Mancunian Night

Shadow Play: Liberation and Exhilaration in the Mancunian Night

  • 17 September 2016 7:30-9:30pm

Where now for the secret, the contemplative, the quiet and subterranean in our cities? The question may no longer be what spaces we wish to engage with, but when are they? Join Professor Nick Dunn on one of his nocturnal expeditions. Part of the Loitering With Intent events programme.

Suitable for adults

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

Please note: the starting point will be sent to you when you book your ticket. The walk will last approximately two hours and we will finish in a pub to continue our discussions

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

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

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/shadow-play/

Songs drawn from the past – A songwriting workshop with Quiet Loner

Songs drawn from the past – A songwriting workshop with Quiet Loner

  • 17 September 2016 1-3pm

A workshop with the museum's Songwriter in Residence Matt Hill (Quiet Loner) exploring how past events can provide inspiration for today's songwriters. Hear songs that use history as inspiration, look around the galleries and learn techniques for lyric writing.

Suitable for adults and young people with some previous experience of songwriting

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

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £5
Booking required via Eventbrite – http://quietlonerworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/songs-drawn-from-the-past/

Over the Rainbow: Money, Class and Homophobia – an afternoon in conversation with Nicola Field

Over the Rainbow: Money, Class and Homophobia – an afternoon in conversation with Nicola Field

  • 24 September 2016 2-4pm

Nicola Field’s groundbreaking book, Over the Rainbow: Money, Class and Homophobia is republished this September. Through detailed political analysis, the book protests against commercialisation of the LGBT+ movement. This event will include a reading and Q&A session with Nicola, an original member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners.

Suitable for adults and young people over 14

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

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://nicolafield.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/over-the-rainbow-money-class-and-homophobia/

Jo Kernon

Democracy Outside

  • 24 September 2016 12:30-1:30pm

Whose streets? Our streets! Come and play politics in a piece of street theatre that invites you to have your say on some big issues. Part of the Loitering With Intent events programme.

Family Friendly activity, suitable for over 12s to adults

No booking required, just turn up

The location will be revealed the week before via Twitter, Facebook and signs in the Community Gallery

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/democracy-outside/

Shared Energies: From Syracuse to Here

Shared Energies: From Syracuse to Here

  • 25 September 2016 2-4pm

A walk making connections with Moira Williams, an artist based in Syracuse New York. Follow maps of each others’ cities to find shared histories, synchronicities and friendships. Part of the Loitering With Intent events programme.

Family Friendly activity, suitable for all ages

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://syracuse-mcr.eventbrite.co.uk

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://syracuse-mcr.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/shared-energies-from-syracuse-to-here/

Zombie Capitalism and its discontents: the economics and politics of austerity

Zombie Capitalism and its discontents: the economics and politics of austerity

  • 26 September — 5 December 2016

Faced with the financial crisis that began in 2007, some commentators talked of the dangers of 'zombie banks'. Since the economic crash of 2008 austerity has been imposed on the people by politicians and bankers. Today the need for austerity is being challenged. This course will examine various explanations of economic crises, as well as the impact of austerity on people and politics today. This is a learning experience from the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) in association with the People’s History Museum.

Suitable for 19 years and over

Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or via www.wea.org.uk/northwest. Please quote course ref C3839453. Please note this is a ten week course, attendees are required to book onto all ten weeks of the course.

£65.10 or free to those in receipt of means tested benefits

Course runs Mon 26 September to Mon 5 December (half term break on Mon 24 October)

Admission

£65.10 or free to those in receipt of means tested benefits

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/zombie-capitalism-and-its-discontents/

Walking on Film: Meet the filmmakers

Walking on Film: Meet the filmmakers

  • 28 September 2016 3-5pm

A cinema screening and a chance to meet the filmmakers of three films showing in the Loitering With Intent exhibition; Alone Together, the Social Life of Benches (Esther Johnson, 2015), Manchester Blind Spots (Urban (Co)laboratory, 2008), and Black Walks (Dominique Baron-Bonarjee, ongoing). Part of the Loitering With Intent events programme.

Suitable for all ages

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

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/walking-on-film-meet-the-filmmakers/

People's History Museum

Have Your Say!

  • 29 September 2016 1-3pm

Come along to this monthly discussion event where Mark Krantz will facilitate a discussion on the political talking point of that month, whilst PHM staff draw links from the topics discussed to the museum’s collection. Topics for discussion will be decided in advance of each session, and participants will have input into the subject matter and themes to be explored.

Suitable for adults and young people

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

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/have-your-say-5/

The Right to Roam in The City / An Urban Safari

The Right to Roam in The City / An Urban Safari

  • 1 October 2016 10am-1pm

A conversation with campaigners for public footpaths, followed by an urban safari exploring some of the local places they have fought for. Part of the Loitering With Intent events programme.

Suitable for all ages

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://right2roam.eventbrite.co.uk

10.00am – 11.00pm: Talk in Loitering With Intent exhibition
11.00am – 1.00pm: Walk in city centre

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://right2roam.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-right-to-roam-in-the-city/

First Sunday Dérive with The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement)

First Sunday Dérive with The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement)

  • 2 October 2016 2-4pm

On the first Sunday of every month The LRM go for a wander. Join them for a game that will change how you experience the city. Enjoy a walk guided by instructions designed to exercise your imagination and uncover secrets on the street. Part of the Loitering With Intent events programme.

Family friendly event, suitable for all ages

No booking required, just turn up to the Community Gallery at PHM

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/first-sunday-derive-with-the-lrm-3/

Zombie Capitalism and its discontents: the economics and politics of austerity

Zombie Capitalism and its discontents: the economics and politics of austerity

  • 3 October 2016 1-3pm

Faced with the financial crisis that began in 2007, some commentators talked of the dangers of 'zombie banks’. Since the economic crash of 2008 austerity has been imposed on the people by politicians and bankers. Today the need for austerity is being challenged. This course will examine various explanations of economic crises, as well as the impact of austerity on people and politics today. This is a learning experience from the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) in association with the People’s History Museum.

Suitable for 19 years and over
Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or via www.wea.org.uk/northwest. Please quote course ref C3839453. Please note this is a ten week course, attendees are required to book onto all ten weeks of the course.

£65.10 or free to those in receipt of means tested benefits

Course runs Mon 26 September to Mon 5 December (half term break on Mon 24 October)

Admission

£65.10 or free to those in receipt of means tested benefits

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/zombie-capitalism-and-its-discontents-2/

Get Lost in Liminal Space

Get Lost in Liminal Space

  • 5 October 2016 2-4pm

A performative walk exploring thresholds, boundaries and in between places across the city. Part of the Loitering With Intent events programme.

Suitable for adults

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

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://liminalmcr.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/get-lost-in-liminal-space/

Mapping Electro Magnetic Manchester

Mapping Electro Magnetic Manchester

  • 7 October 2016 2-5pm

Hear the hidden sounds of the city! Learn how to solder a few simple connections to make your own electromagnetic device. Afterwards you will take your constructions out to explore the hidden sound environments around the PHM. Part of the Loitering With Intent events programme.

Suitable for adults and young people

Please bring a sound recorder or similar and headphones

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

Suitable for

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

Admission

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

In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £5

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/mapping-electro-magnetic-manchester/

Black Radical History

Black Radical History

  • 7 October 2016 1-3:30pm

As part of Black History Month, we are hosting a five week Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) course to explore how black radicals have made history. From opposition to slavery and the battle for the vote, to the fight against racism and Islamophobia, and the question of supporting refugees today. The course will include a presentation from the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and a visit to the PHM’s archives and galleries.

Suitable for 19 years and over

Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or via www.wea.org.uk/northwest. Please quote course ref C3839448. Please note this is a five week course, attendees are required to book onto all five weeks of the course.

£40.30 or free to those in receipt of means tested benefits

Course runs Fri 7 October to Fri 4 November

1.00pm – 3.30pm

Admission

Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or via www.wea.org.uk/northwest. Please quote course ref C3839448. Please note this is a five week course, attendees are required to book onto all five weeks of the course.

£40.30 or free to those in receipt of means tested benefits

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/black-radical-history/

80 Years On – remembering the Spanish Civil War

80 Years On – remembering the Spanish Civil War

  • 8 October 2016 11am-4pm

Join our panel of leading experts to explore and debate the legacy of the Spanish Civil War. With Mary Vincent, Tom Buchanan and Richard Baxell. In partnership with the International Brigades Memorial Trust. Stick around after the event for music in The Left Bank cafe bar, part of the We Shall Overcome weekend.

Suitable for adults and young people

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://80scw.eventbrite.co.uk

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://80scw.eventbrite.co.uk

£20 waged/£15 unwaged (plus booking fee). Includes lunch and refreshments

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/80-years-on-remembering-the-spanish-civil-war/

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

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

  • 8 October 2016 11am-12pm

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 @PHMLearn.

Family Friendly activity, suitable for under 5s and their grown ups

Booking required via Eventbrite – https://lphm-mrordinary.eventbrite.co.uk

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – https://lphm-mrordinary.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-11/

We Shall Overcome on the Streets Part Two

We Shall Overcome on the Streets Part Two

  • 8 October 2016 12-2pm

A collaborative musical tour between The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement) and PHM Songwriter in Residence Quiet Loner. The tour explores radical history, the blurring of public and private space, community action and much more. Part of the Loitering With Intent events programme.

Suitable for all ages

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://wsostreets2016.eventbrite.co.uk

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free but please bring a donation for a local organisation (tinned or non perishable food, socks or sanitary items) – more details of what is needed will be sent to participants nearer the time
Booking required via Eventbrite – http://wsostreets2016.eventbrite.co.uk

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/we-shall-overcome-on-the-streets-part-two/

Invisible Cities – Literary Psychogeographies at Play

Invisible Cities – Literary Psychogeographies at Play

  • 9 October 2016 1-4pm

A brief exploration of literary psychogeography followed by a dérive, during which, participants will apply techniques described in order to disrupt and reinvent the city of their imagination. Part of the Loitering With Intent events programme.

Suitable for adults and young people

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

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://invisiblemcr.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/invisible-cities/

Radicals Assemble! After hours at the PHM

Radicals Assemble! After hours at the PHM

  • 13 October 2016 5-8pm

Ideas worth fighting for have often been debated under the cover of darkness, in secret and away from prying eyes. On the second Thursday of the month, we invite you to join the radicals at the PHM for a series of special after hours events. We’ll be showcasing radical heroes, debating current events and hosting exciting and quirky happenings. Our galleries will be open all evening for you to explore. Get in touch if you’d like to hold a (not-so) secret meeting, arrange a tour or learning session for your group, or if you have any ideas for bringing the museum to life.

Suitable for adults and young people

No booking required. Some events may be ticketed

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

No booking required. Some events may be ticketed
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/radicals-assemble-4/

The Art and Politics of Walking: Show & Tell

The Art and Politics of Walking: Show & Tell

  • 13 October 2016 3-7pm

Go behind the scenes of the Loitering With Intent exhibition and hear about how walking can be art and politics. You will also get exclusive access to zines, maps and artists’ books. Part of the Loitering With Intent events programme.

Suitable for adults and young people

Booking required for the talk via Eventbrite – http://walkingshowandtell.eventbrite.co.uk

Show & Tell: 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Talk: 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Booking required for the talk via Eventbrite – http://walkingshowandtell.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-art-and-politics-of-walking-show-tell/

Black Radical History

Black Radical History

  • 14 October 2016 1-3:30pm

As part of Black History Month, we are hosting a five week Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) course to explore how black radicals have made history. From opposition to slavery and the battle for the vote, to the fight against racism and Islamophobia, and the question of supporting refugees today. The course will include a presentation from the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and a visit to the PHM’s archives and galleries.

Suitable for 19 years and over

Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or via www.wea.org.uk/northwest. Please quote course ref C3839448.

Please note this is a five week course, attendees are required to book onto all five weeks of the course.

Course runs Fri 7 October to Fri 4 November

1.00pm – 3.30pm

Admission

£40.30 or free to those in receipt of means tested benefits

Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or via www.wea.org.uk/northwest. Please quote course ref C3839448. Please note this is a five week course, attendees are required to book onto all five weeks of the course.

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/black-radical-history-2/

Ideas Worth Fighting For

Ideas Worth Fighting For

  • 17 — 23 October 2016

Art has always played a part in the battle for the ballot and the struggle for democracy; whether in the form of banners or badges, posters or paintings. For one week only, the People’s History Museum will be hosting an exhibition like it never has before, exploring how ‘ideas worth fighting for’ has been captured by some of the UK’s leading contemporary artists, designers and illustrators. The museum’s Engine Hall will play host to sculptures, prints, paintings and banners created by 13 prominent artists, displaying their interpretations of ‘ideas worth fighting for’. Co-curated by PHM Patron Laura Harper, this exhibition is a celebration of something incredibly important and hard won – freedom of expression in the name of democracy. Artists featured include Mackenzie Thorpe, Rob Ryan, Humberto Velez and many more.

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/ideas-worth-fighting-for-2/

The Fabric of Protest

The Fabric of Protest

  • 22 October 2016 1-3pm

Come along to this monthly creative workshop and share ideas of protest over a cup of tea, while learning new textile techniques. Taking inspiration from the museum’s collection, participants will work collaboratively to produce pieces of artwork rich in personal responses and exploration. Currently looking at the Match Girls’ Strike of 1888, we are working on a banner to commemorate the bravery of the girls and the start of unionism as we know it today. Participants can attend individual workshops or join us on a regular basis to shape how the work develops.

Suitable for adults and young people over 11

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

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://thefabricofprotestworkshops.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-fabric-of-protest-7/

Have Your Say!

Have Your Say!

  • 27 October 2016 1-3pm

Come along to this monthly discussion event where Mark Krantz will facilitate a discussion on the political talking point of that month, whilst PHM staff draw links from the topics discussed to the museum’s collection. Topics for discussion will be decided in advance of each session, and participants will have input into the subject matter and themes to be explored.

Suitable for adults and young people

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

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://haveyoursayoct.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/have-your-say-6/

Living History performance: Slavery & Suffrage – William Cuffay’s Story

Living History performance: Slavery & Suffrage – William Cuffay’s Story

  • 27 October 2016 11:15am-12pm

Meet William Cuffay, son of a freed slave, who became a Chartist leader and campaigned for the right to vote.

Family Friendly event, suitable for over 9s to adults

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

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://phmwilliamcuffay.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-slavery-suffrage-3/

Sing a Song – a Family Friendly workshop with Songwriter in Residence Quiet Loner

Sing a Song – a Family Friendly workshop with Songwriter in Residence Quiet Loner

  • 29 October 2016 1-3pm

Throughout history people have used songs to help them with their struggles. Join singer/songwriter Matt Hill (Quiet Loner) for this fun workshop about how songs can help us express ourselves. Learn about rhymes, make some noise and sing some songs!

Family Friendly activity, suitable for all ages

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

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://singasong.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/sing-a-song/

Red Ellen: The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist

Red Ellen: The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist

  • 30 October 2016 1-3pm

The fiery, red-headed Mancunian Ellen Wilkinson began her political career as a Labour councillor in 1923. She quickly made the leap from local to parliamentary politics, ultimately becoming Britain’s second female cabinet minister in 1945. In this illustrated talk on her new biography, Laura Beers tells Wilkinson’s story, including her leadership of the Jarrow Crusade and her fearless campaign against fascism.

Suitable for adults and young people

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

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://redellen.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/red-ellen/

A Private Life of Michael Foot

A Private Life of Michael Foot

  • 6 November 2016 3-4:30pm

Michael Foot has often been praised for his decency, integrity, and progressive politics. So what prevented him from becoming Prime Minister? Caricatured as a doddering fool, was it the man or the policies that failed? And can we separate the two? Join biographer Carl Rollyson as he discusses his new book A Private Life of Michael Foot, portraying Foot in his full human and political complexity, set out against the backdrop of his life in Hampstead, his jaunts around London, his days in Plymouth, Wales, and his favourite holiday spot, Dubrovnik.

Suitable for adults and young people

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://michaelfootphm.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-private-life-of-michael-foot/

Digest the US Election

Digest the US Election

  • 9 November 2016 7-11am

Will the USA elect their first woman President? Or will Trump triumph? Buy a special American-style breakfast from The Left Bank cafe bar and watch the results roll in.

Suitable for adults, young people and early birds

Suitable for

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

Admission

In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/digest-the-us-election/

Living History performance: Baddies – Conscience & Conflict During World War I

Living History performance: Baddies – Conscience & Conflict During World War I

  • 10 November 2016 7-7:45pm

This performance looks at life during World War I through the eyes of two brothers, Dougie and Arthur – one is a soldier, the other a conscientious objector. For Remembrance Day. Part of the First World War Centenary programme.

Family Friendly event, suitable for over 9s to adults

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://phmbaddies.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-baddies-5/

The Little People's History Museum – Under the Rainbow

The Little People's History Museum – Under the Rainbow

  • 15 November 2016 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 @PHMLearn.

Family Friendly activity, suitable for under 5s and their grown ups

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • Especially for children

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://under_the_rainbow.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-13/

The Fabric of Protest

The Fabric of Protest

  • 17 November 2016 1-3pm

Come along to this monthly creative workshop and share ideas of protest over a cup of tea, while learning new textile techniques. Taking inspiration from the museum’s collection, participants will work collaboratively to produce pieces of artwork rich in personal responses and exploration. Currently looking at the Match Girls’ Strike of 1888, we are working on a banner to commemorate the bravery of the girls and the start of unionism as we know it today. Participants can attend individual workshops or join us on a regular basis to shape how the work develops.

Suitable for adults and young people over 11

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://thefabricofprotestworkshops.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-fabric-of-protest-8/

Voting for Change edit-a-thon

Voting for Change edit-a-thon

  • 20 November 2016 10am-4pm

PHM and WCML are working together to acquire material related to the fight for the vote, from the Peterloo protest in 1819 to lowering the voting age in 1969. We need your help to share knowledge of these significant moments in British history and invite you to come and spend a day editing Wikipedia. Wikimedians Tomasz W Kozlowski and Doug Taylor will be on hand to show you the ropes, and staff from both venues will help decipher source material. Please bring a laptop, and we’ll provide the coffee! In partnership with Wikimedia UK. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Part of UK Parliament Week 2016.

Suitable for adults and young people – particularly suitable for those with experience of editing Wikipedia or knowledge of British political history

Admission

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

Free, refreshments provided. Please bring a packed lunch

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/voting-for-change-edit-a-thon/

Have Your Say!

Have Your Say!

  • 24 November 2016 1-3pm

Come along to this monthly discussion event where Mark Krantz will facilitate a discussion on the political talking point of that month, whilst PHM staff draw links from the topics discussed to the museum’s collection. Topics for discussion will be decided in advance of each session, and participants will have input into the subject matter and themes to be explored.

Suitable for adults and young people

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://haveyoursaynov.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/have-your-say-7/

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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

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

http://www.phm.org.uk

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

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 - Mr Ordinary's Prize

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.
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.

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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