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The museum’s main lift will be closed for necessary maintenance from Tues 28 May to Mon 3 June 2024, affecting lift access to Gallery Two.

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People's History Museum blog

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.

Posts from April 2024

Image of Lots of people gathered outside on a sunny day, holding up climate activism banners and flags. In the centre is a large blue 'netty' banner which says 'Fire & Flood In Pennines' with the Extinction Rebellion logo.

Climate protest banners with Calderdale Extinction Rebellion

22 April 2024


This Earth Day, People’s History Museum (PHM) has been in conversation with members of Calderdale Extinction Rebellion (XR) about how to make a ‘netty’ protest banner, and the climate protests these have been taken on.



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Image of Kayleigh Crawford, Collections Officer at People's History Museum

From the Collection Store: Uncovering the Miners’ Strike

9 April 2024


In this blog post, we chatted with PHM’s Collections Officer Kayleigh Crawford to ask about the museum’s project to digitise its collection of objects related to the Miners’ Strike which led to the discovery of some hidden gems.



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