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.
For this blog we’re sharing a list of famous UK protests, prepared by Amnesty International, that would’ve been impossible under the Policing Bill. From children protesting for Fridays for Future, to protests for Black Lives Matter and ending apartheid in South Africa, discover how our proud history of protest has shaped a better world today.
Masks are now part of our everyday lives and possibly will be for the foreseeable future. This month is the anniversary of the UK’s first national lockdown, and we’ve a treat of a long read from People’s History Museum’s (PHM) Senior Visitor Services’ Callum White, uncovering a selection of masks and mask related objects from birth to death, from alien and nurse to Tony ‘Bliar’ which were already present in the museum’s truly unique collection.
For the first People’s History Museum blog post of this year, we take a look back at your favourite reads from last year.
As 2020 draws to a close and with Britain’s only national museum of democracy under threat, we’ve got an inspirational seven minute read for you from Co-Chair and Trustee at People’s History Museum (PHM), Martin Carr.
PHM Exhibitions Officer Mark Wilson puts the spotlight on a museum treasure – a 200 year old cartoon made just one month before the Peterloo Massacre by master of the satirical George Cruikshank.