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 new cafe, complete with the sunniest riverside terrace in Manchester!

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.
A CWS jam advert c1930s, National Co-operative Archive

The People’s Business – 150 Years of The Co-operative

  • 12 October 2013 — 11 May 2014 *on now

For 150 years The Co-operative has grown to first manufacture and then to sell products. Its services continue to support the families and communities of Great Britain and the world ‘from the cradle to the grave’. This people’s business began its humble origins as the Co-operative Wholesale Society in Greater Manchester in 1863. This fascinating exhibition will explore the story and values behind the ‘caring sharing co-op’ and offer a unique insight into the way we shop and live. Don’t miss an exciting programme of accompanying events and follow #coop150ex on twitter to keep up to date.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Free. Donations to the museum gratefully received

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/the-peoples-business-150-years-of-the-co-operative/

24 February – 27 April 2014, Vanishing for the Vote @ People's History Museum, 'Reliable' comic postcard, about 1911

Vanishing for the Vote

  • 24 February — 27 April 2014 *on now

This exhibition tells the story of one extraordinary night, Sunday 2 April 1911. Following demands from the Liberal government for every household to comply with its census requirements, suffragette organisations urged women, all still voteless, to boycott. Many did. Some wrote ‘Votes for Women’ boldly across their census forms. Others hid in darkened houses or, in the case of Emily Wilding Davison, in a cupboard within the Houses of Parliament.

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/vanishing-for-the-vote/

2 April - 6 July 2014, Furiously Mad - 300 Years of Legal Insanity

Furiously Mad: 300 Years of Legal Insanity

  • 2 April — 6 July 2014 *on now

This fascinating exhibition reveals the legislative history relating to the treatment of people described as ‘Furiously Mad’ in a legal document in 1714 – through to the more recent treatment of the ‘mentally ill’. Pool Arts have been working on this Heritage Lottery funded exhibition, researching both mental health law and policy, whilst also developing their own personal responses to the subject. The exhibition features an interactive time line, and art works including installation, performance, video, print and paintings. There will also be a series of talks and performances to accompany the exhibition.

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/furiously-mad-300-years-of-legal-insanity/

UCLan UK Progress PR consultancy

Ideas worth fighting for

  • 9 — 30 April 2014 *on now

A group of final year PR students from UCLan have been working on a communications campaign to help raise awareness of the museum among students in Manchester. They will be delivering a series of day-long events on campuses at The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Salford in early spring. Students will be encourage to participate in a photo competition where they submit their photos which support the idea that they feel is ’worth fighting for’. The PR students will be organising an exhibition in the foyer of the museum showcasing the photo entries received.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

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/

3 May – 15 June 2014, The LMS-Patriot Project - Rail and Remembrance @ People's History Museum

The LMS-Patriot Project: Rail and Remembrance

  • 3 May — 15 June 2014

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

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

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

Website

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

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

'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/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
5 April - 27 April 2014, Beautiful Baskets craft table

Beautiful Baskets craft table

  • 5 — 27 April 2014 *on now

Get creative over the holidays. Have a look round The People’s Business exhibition and be inspired by our Co-op shopping displays to create your own beautiful shopping basket to take home with you. Why not tweet a photo of your finished basket with the hashtag #PHMCoopcraft to us at @PHMMcr.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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

Website

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

5 April, 1 May & 22 May 2014, Moonatic @ People's History Museum

Moonatic

  • 1 May 2014 2:30-2:45pm
  • 22 May 2014 2:30-2:45pm

Who decides what is, who is and who's not mad? Using a variety of languages including British Sign Language, Moonatic takes the audience on a journey, to gain an insight into a woman's struggle. Treading a fine line between madness and genius, a portrayal of polar extremes, feelings, frustrations and emotions, this performance asks ‘no voice? or no choice?’ and explores the personal and public perceptions of a mind state. Part of the Furiously Mad: 300 Years of Legal Insanity exhibition by Pool Arts.
Family Friendly event, suitable for over 7s to adults (smaller children should be accompanied as the performance may contain disturbing noises).

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 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/moonatic-2/

5 April, 29 May & 12 June 2014, Stones of Folly @ People's History Museum

Stones of Folly

  • 22 May 2014 1-2pm

Performance artist Traë takes on the role of museum guide in an imagined demonstration of an unusual early treatment for madness. Part of the Furiously Mad: 300 Years of Legal Insanity exhibition by Pool Arts.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

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

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/stones-of-folly/

2 April - 6 July 2014, Furiously Mad - 300 Years of Legal Insanity @ People's History Museum

Furiously Mad Artist / Curator talk

  • 24 April 2014 2-2:45pm
  • 9 May 2014 2-2:45pm

One of the Pool Artists and curator Nicola Smith will be on hand to guide you through the exhibition, talk about the project and answer your questions on Furiously Mad.
Suitable for adults and young people

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Admission

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

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/furiously-mad-artist-curator-talk/

25 April 2014, Down the Pits @ People's History Museum

Down the Pits

  • 25 April 2014 1:15-2pm

Come along to our special tour looking at the history of coal mining. Join us at the coal face and find out about the dangers of working underground, the canaries, the strikes, its rise and its decline.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

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/down-the-pits/

26 April 2014, We can win - 50 years of protest @ People's History Museum

We can win: 50 years of protest film launch

  • 26 April 2014 11am-4pm

A free launch of 'We can win', a set of ten moving and often funny short films documenting a proud 50 year history of campaigning, strikes, occupations, work ins and solidarity in the name of fair pay, decent jobs, and economic justice. This event includes a very exciting preview of a Manchester based film looking at protest movements around the UK. From the Miners’ Strike to the Poll Tax rebellion, from the steps of St Paul’s to the docks of Upper Clyde, these films cover a wide swathe of ideas, places and time. This will be combined with a discussion with organisers from Manchester who are working for social, economic and environmental justice now. Please bring along food for a picnic or purchase lunch from The Left Bank cafe bar.

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/we-can-win-50-years-of-protest-film-launch/

2 May 2014, Multi-sensory gallery tour @ People's History Museum

Multi-sensory gallery tour

  • 2 May 2014 1:15-2pm

Come and explore people’s fight for rights in this multi-sensory tour of the People’s History Museum’s main galleries. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the museum’s story, through handling original objects such as trade union sashes and silk banners, tactile drawings and listening to political speeches and protest music.
All welcome. Especially suitable for blind and partially sighted visitors.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Booking required, 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/multi-sensory-gallery-tour-3/

Thurs 8 May, Voices In History @ People's History Museum

Voices In History

  • 8 May 2014 2-3pm

Dr Ivan Leudar is Emeritus Professor of Historical Psychology, at the University of Manchester and is also a practising artist. His talk will look at aspects of the way we have understood ‘madness’ through history and the impact on the way society perceived and treated mental illness. Part of the Furiously Mad: 300 Years of Legal Insanity exhibition by Pool Arts.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

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

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/voices-in-history/

12 May 2014, Snapshot on the South Africa Anti-Apartheid Movement @ People's History Museum

Snapshot on the South Africa Anti-Apartheid Movement

  • 12 May 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 the South Africa Anti-Apartheid Movement 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
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.

Website

http://snapshot-on-the-south-africa-anti-apartheid-movement

15 May 2014, Living History performance - Baddies @ People's History Museum

Baddies – Conscience and Conflict During World War One

  • 15 May 2014 1:15-2pm

For Conscientious Objectors’ Day. You can find out more about conscientious objectors in our main galleries and new changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes, opening on Saturday 24 May. Part of the First World War Centenary Programme.

Suitable for

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

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – https://baddiesspring.eventbrite.co.uk

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/living-history-performance-baddies-2/

Reformers section, Main Gallery One @ People's History Museum

Museums at Night 2014: What if…?

  • 15 May 2014 5-8pm

What would have happened if the Cato Street Conspirators had succeeded in their plot? What if the Chartist petition had been successful? What if the suffragettes had failed to get votes for women? What if Thatcher had lost the 1979 election? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our interactive exploration into alternative histories for Museums at Night.

Suitable for

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

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/museums-at-night/

photograph of field communications during ww1

A Land Fit For Heroes Opening Day

  • 24 May 2014 10am-5pm

Welcome to the opening day of our new changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes, examining how working class people contributed to the war effort and how war changed their lives and take part in some drop-in activities.

The exhibition is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

No booking required, drop in activities.
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-opening-day/

24 May - 8 June 2014, A Land Fit For Heroes craft table @ People's History Museum

A Land Fit For Heroes Craft Table

  • 24 May — 8 June 2014

Visit our new changing exhibition 'A Land Fit For Heroes' then go to our craft table to create your own artistic response. Why not tweet a photo of your finished artwork to us at @PHMMcr.

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/a-land-fit-for-heroes-craft-table/

27 May 2014, Under the Rainbow © People's History Museum

The Little People’s History Museum – Under the Rainbow

  • 27 May 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

Admission

Booking advised, please contact 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk
£1 per child, adults free.

Website

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/the-little-phm-under-the-rainbow-3/

28 May 2014, Drawing On The Past @ People's History Museum

Drawing On The Past

  • 28 May 2014 1-3pm

Take inspiration from the illustrations, posters and cartoons in our new changing exhibition, 'A Land Fit For Heroes'. Work with our artist to create your own artwork. Why not tweet a photo of your finished artwork to us at @PHMMcr.

Suitable for

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

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/drawing-on-the-past/

30 May 2014, Textile Conservation Studio tour @ People's History Museum

Textile Conservation Studio Tour

  • 30 May 2014 1:15-2pm

Come and join us for a tour of out Textile Conservation Studio and explore our current conservation projects with one of the museum’s Textile Conservators. You will also able to ask us any questions you might have.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • Family friendly

Admission

Booking required via Eventbrite – http://springtcstour.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-9/

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.

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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.

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