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The museum’s main lift will be closed for necessary maintenance from Tues 28 May to Mon 3 June 2024, affecting lift access to Gallery Two.

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People's History Museum blog

PHM is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future.

On this blog we share posts from the PHM team and other experts, with behind the scenes stories, coverage of PHM's exhibitions and events, and highlights from the museum's unique collection.

Image of A Black miner beside a bonfire wearing a white vest which says 'Was Judas a Notts Miner?' and holding a sign which says 'Stop the Police State.'

1984 Miners' Strike: solidarity from marginalised communities

13 May 2024

In the second of two blogs about Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), Jaime will discuss the relationship between marginalised communities and striking coal miners. Jaime tackles concerns such as reciprocal solidarity, prejudice in mining communities and the experiences of Black and Asian miners during the strike.

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Image of An open black suitcase containing boards from a photographic exhibition, displaying a black and white photograph of five people standing under a banner which reads: ‘Lesbians & Gays Support The Miners’.

What was LGSM?

13 May 2024

2024 marks the 40th anniversary of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), which formed in the early months of the 1984 to 1985 Miners’ Strike.  Joining us to explore this historical moment and the legacy that it created is People’s History Museum’s (PHM) Collections Assistant Jaime Starr.

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Image of White t-shirt with green text and a black road. The text reads: 'Peoples march for jobs MAY 81 LIVERPOOL-LONDON'.

1981 People’s March for Jobs: Q&A with historian Dr Greig Campbell

1 May 2024

In this long read Q&A, historian Dr Greig Campbell shares historic photographs and oral testimonies of those involved with the march to explore its origins, impact, and legacy in the fight for workers’ rights.

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Image of Lots of people gathered outside on a sunny day, holding up climate activism banners and flags. In the centre is a large blue 'netty' banner which says 'Fire & Flood In Pennines' with the Extinction Rebellion logo.

Climate protest banners with Calderdale Extinction Rebellion

22 April 2024

This Earth Day, People’s History Museum (PHM) has been in conversation with members of Calderdale Extinction Rebellion (XR) about how to make a ‘netty’ protest banner, and the climate protests these have been taken on.

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Image of Kayleigh Crawford, Collections Officer at People's History Museum

From the Collection Store: Uncovering the Miners’ Strike

9 April 2024

In this blog post, we chatted with PHM’s Collections Officer Kayleigh Crawford to ask about the museum’s project to digitise its collection of objects related to the Miners’ Strike which led to the discovery of some hidden gems.

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