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2020-2021 Banner Exhibition

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The Fabric of Protest – online

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Images of protest: Black Lives Matter

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Making history through contemporary collecting

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Ideas Worth Exploring - at home and online

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Vital Voters - engaging young people with the power of democracy

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Ten treasures from PHM's collection


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People's History Museum
Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER
0161 838 9190
- Open: Tues to Sun 10.00am – 5.00pm
- Radical Lates: online events only
- Archive & Study Centre: Tues to Thurs 10.00am – 5.00pm
- Closed: Mondays, 24, 25, 26 Dec, 1 Jan
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PHM is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future.

Exploring migration @ People's History Museum. Illustration by Danielle RhodaThe museum provides opportunities for all people to learn about, be inspired by and get involved in ideas worth fighting for; ideas such as equality, social justice, co-operation, and a fair world for all.

PHM’s year long programme for 2020 explores migration, co-created by a Community Programme Team made up of people whose lives have been shaped by migration.

This is PHM’s most ambitious programme ever and takes place during the year in which it also marks its own 10th birthday.

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People's History Museum 10 years on. Illustration by Danielle Rhoda

People's History Museum 10 years on

The museum celebrates its 10th birthday as the home of ideas worth fighting for in 2020, here Director Katy Ashton shares why, as the national museum of democracy, the museum’s collections and our work have never been as relevant or resonant as they are today.

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