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.
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.
Robert Poole, Historian and Professor of History at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), reflects on why he chose to be PHM Radical Sponsor of Samuel Bamford, radical reformer and writer who was present at Peterloo.
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.