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, events, and Learning Programme, and highlights from the museum's unique collection.
On the anniversary of the day the match girls went out on strike, Sam Johnson, great granddaughter of Sarah Chapman, one of the leaders of the 1888 strike details the strike and uncovers Sarah’s personal story and Sam’s mission for her unmarked grave.
People’s History Museum’s Researcher Dr Shirin Hirsch takes a closer look at the history of migrant workers documented in the museum’s collection.
Here’s a selection of events, activities, and resources to keep you connected with the museum – at home and online.
The turbulent tale of the Manchester Martyrs; three dubiously convicted young Irishmen hanged outside the New Bailey Prison in Salford, just across the River Irwell from where the People’s History Museum is today.
Royal Holloway’s Dr Matthew Smith gives an introduction to Archives Alive: Peterloo, a film project bringing together some of the best Peterloo archives.