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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.

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Image of Nothing About Us Without Us exhibition at People's History Museum (16 November 2022 to 16 October 2023)

Changing Thinking: Changing Outcomes

12 January 2023


For this blog we invited Richard Rieser, Co-ordinator UK of Disability History Month, to visit our landmark exhibition Nothing About Us Without Us (on show until 16 October 2023)



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Image of Paris Commune biscuit, 1871. Image courtesy of People's History Museum

A taste of PHM's collection

16 September 2022


A look at some of the weird and wonderful food and drink items in PHM’s collection.



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Image of Professor Alice Roberts with Manchester suffragette banner at People's History Museum

The Manchester suffragette banner: Mancunian pride, mystery and celebrity!

20 June 2022


People’s History Museum’s (PHM) Head of Collections & Engagement Jenny Mabbott tells us about the very special suffragette banner in the museum’s collection that appeared in Industrial Revolution Manchester, the final episode of Channel 4 show Britain’s Most Historic Towns, with Professor Alice Roberts.



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Image of A Garland for May, 1895, Walter Crane. Front page of The Clarion. Image courtesy of People's History Museum

May Day: A People’s Holiday

1 May 2022


The history of the early May Day Bank Holiday, investigated by People’s History Museum researcher Dr Shirin Hirsch.



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The Voice of Domestic Workers: Calling for justice and rights

8 March 2022


When People’s History Museum reopened back in May 2021 visitors were invited to explore the exhibition My Home is Not My Home, which gave a unique and intimate insight into the hidden world of domestic work and included a powerful video installation.  A new film about the project has premiered for International Women’s Day 2022 on the museum’s YouTube channel.  We caught up with one of the creators, Marissa Begonia, the founding member and director of The Voice of Domestic Workers (VODW) to tell us more.



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