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.
In this blog PHM’s Researcher Dr Shirin Hirsch writes about the Peterloo Massacre. On 16 August 1819 60,000 people congregated in St Peter’s Field in Manchester, with demands for the right to vote, freedom from oppression, and justice. Despite its peaceful beginning, this was a day that would end with a bloody outcome.
For the first People’s History Museum blog post of this year, we take a look back at your favourite reads from last year.
In line with the national lockdown announced by the government, People’s History Museum (PHM) has closed its doors and will reopen on Thursday 3 December 2020. We asked Jenny Mabbott, Head of Collections & Engagement at PHM, to share some online ideas, inspiration and experiences available for you to explore.
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 Manager 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.