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.
A look at some of the weird and wonderful food and drink items in PHM’s collection.
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.
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.
Incredibly it has been 5 years since Women’s Marches took place across the globe; described as one of the biggest human-rights demonstrations in history, with millions taking part and representation in every continent of the world. Manchester was one of the cities that marched on 21 January 2017 and in this blog we hear the fascinating story of the From The City of Pankhurst With Love placard that began its life on this march,. This is the story behind the object in the words of its creator Caroline Dyer, Co-Director of Heard Storytelling and an Events Manager.
The boom in cycling last year saw more people than ever hopping on the saddle. We asked avid cyclist and People’s History Museum’s (PHM) former Senior Visitor Experience’s Callum White to share six tried and tested routes to PHM from around Greater Manchester.