PHM is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future. On this blog we share behind the scenes stories, coverage of our exhibitions, events, Learning Programme and highlights from our unique collection.
This week marks the 30th anniversary of the destruction of the Berlin Wall. And three decades after the its fall, we are displaying pieces of the wall that we have in our collection. People’s History Museum’s Collections Officer, Sam Jenkins tells us about the history of the barbed wire topped wall that took away basic human rights.
Royal Holloway’s Dr Matthew Smith gives an introduction to Archives Alive: Peterloo, a film project bringing together some of the best Peterloo archives.
October is Black History Month, an event to celebrate great black achievers in all walks of life. In this guest blog People’s History Museum (PHM) Radical, Viv Anderson MBE talks about his life growing up in Nottingham from Jamaican descent, his life in the game and call for affirmative action.
All year PHM is marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre; a defining moment for Britain’s democracy. For Bastille Day we asked Dr Jonathan Spangler, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History at Manchester Metropolitan University to describe how political activity on one side of the Channel certainly influenced outcomes on the other in August 1819.