People's History Museum

Open every day, 10.00am - 5.00pm

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Andy Burnham with Andy Burnham's dark navy workers' jacket in The Conservation Studio at PHM. Image courtesy of People's History Museum

New Acquisition

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The Manchester Argonaut fibreglass sculpture, 2021 2022 (2)

The Manchester Argonaut

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Until It Looks Like This exhibition

Until It Looks Like This

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Exploring the 2022 banner exhibition European Nuclear Disarmament banner, 1980s

2022 Banner Exhibition

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People’s History Museum
Left Bank
Manchester M3 3ER

0161 838 9190

Museum & shop:
– Open: Every day until 5 September, 10.00am to 5.00pm
– Closed: Tues (term time)

Labour History Archive & Study Centre:
– Open: Wed to Fri, 10.00am to 4.00pm (lunchtime closure 12.00pm to 1.00pm)
– Closed: Mon, Tues, weekends and all English bank holidays.

Open Kitchen Cafe & Bar:
– Mon to Fri, 8.00am to 4.00pm
– Sat & Sun, 10.00am to 4.00pm
Bookings: 07707 974 774

Lates: After hours events, onsite or online

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PHM is the national museum of democracy

Hampshire Centre for Independent Living banner British Council Of Disabled People demonstration 1988. Image courtesy of Disabled People's ArchiveWe tell the story of the past, present and future of democracy in Britain. The right to vote, time to rest, fair pay – what has led to the freedoms we have today and what still needs to be done for a better future?

At PHM, 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.

Our current programme puts a spotlight on the history of disabled people’s rights and activism.

Read the PHM story
Axel Void, Peterloo Mural 2018 courtesy of People's History Museum

The home of ideas worth fighting for

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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