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 behind the scenes stories, coverage of our exhibitions, events, Learning Programme and highlights from our unique collection.

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Steven Fielding highlights five objects in a series of films for PHM

6 December 2018


Steven Fielding, Professor of Political History at the University of Nottingham discusses the five highlights he chose from the People’s History Museum’s collection for a series of new films.

In these films Steven explain the objects’ relevance to our own times, and for those who want to take their journey into the past a bit further, link them to the national Labour Party archive; the complete holdings of which are housed at the museum.



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1983 Bermondsey by-election campaign leaflet © Peter Tatchell

PHM's New Playwright in Residence Blog 1 of 3

29 November 2018


Stephen M Hornby, award winning Manchester playwright and Playwright in Residence at People’s History Museum (PHM), blogs about writing his new play for us.  It’s about seasoned human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell’s time as a Labour Party candidate in the hugely controversial 1983 Bermondsey by-election.

Stephen will give an insight into writing his new play and his process of using PHM’s archives in a series of three blogs.

Blog 1 of 3: Meeting Peter Tatchell for the first time, again



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Falinge Park High School artwork for Represent! Voices 100 Years On exhibition @ People's History Museum

Rochdale school explore their idea of representation

16 November 2018


Liz Thorpe, Learning Officer at People’s History Museum (PHM), discusses a recent project with Falinge Park High School (Falinge Park) in Rochdale, who have been working with the museum to explore their own ideas of representation.



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National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) Achinleck Branch banner, The Conservation Studio @ People's History Museum

Solemn reflections for Armistice Day

9 November 2018


Jenny van Enckevort, Conservation Manager at People’s History Museum, discussing a banner she is currently working on.

To mark Armistice Day Jenny reflects on the tragic family story behind a banner she is currently working on in The Conservation Studio at the People’s History Museum (PHM).



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Manchester Heroes print by George Cruikshank, September 1819 © People's History Museum

Remembering Peterloo

1 November 2018


Shirin Hirsch, Researcher at People’s History Museum, discusses Mike Leigh’s new film and introduces how you can discover the legacy of the Peterloo Massacre at PHM.



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