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 the first People’s History Museum blog post of this year, we take a look back at your favourite reads from last year.
Manchester’s museums and galleries have been working hard to make sure they provide safe and enjoyable experiences – all have additional coronavirus measures in place and they remain open under the Tier 3 restrictions. If you’re planning a cultural day out in the city, we’ve created a handy roundup of what’s on at Manchester’s museums and galleries to help you plan your itinerary.
2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the fifth Pan-African Congress, which took place in Manchester (15 – 21 October 1945). We asked PHM Researcher Dr Shirin Hirsch and historian Geoff Brown to look at a document on display in the museum’s main galleries and to blog about the role of black activists in Manchester in the build up to the Congress.
To mark ten years in People’s History Museum’s (PHM) current home, the museum team picked out ten pieces that we believed capture the ethos, spirit and importance of PHM’s collection. This month Collections Officer Sam Jenkins pieces to together clues from the past to reveal the story of one of PHM’s most treasured objects.
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.