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.
It’s been a long time coming but must-see exhibitions and experiences are back at museums and galleries across the city from Monday 17 May 2021. Plan and book your visit now with our handy guide.
For the first People’s History Museum blog post of this year, we take a look back at your favourite reads from last year.
To coincide with its appearance on the Channel 4 show Britain’s Most Historic Towns, People’s History Museum’s (PHM) Head of Collections & Engagement Jenny Mabbott tells us about the very special banner in the museum’s collection that appears in the final episode of the series, Industrial Revolution Manchester, with Professor Alice Roberts.
We’re getting ready to welcome you back on Tuesday 1 September. In the meantime read this new blog from our Director Katy Ashton about the contemporary collecting we’ve been doing whilst the museum has been closed.
On the anniversary of the day the match girls went out on strike, Sam Johnson, great granddaughter of Sarah Chapman, one of the leaders of the 1888 strike details the strike and uncovers Sarah’s personal story and Sam’s mission for her unmarked grave.