Search Our Collection

Welcome to the online collections of the People’s History Museum.

The collections span four centuries of the history of working people in Britain with the majority focusing on the last 200 years.

These pages allow you to access a wide range of material, combining digitised images with explanatory text. The search facilities cover individual objects as well as special collections. The museum has drawn up a list of words relating to our collections along with their definitions in the Glossary. There are three levels of searching – Simple, Defined and Smart. For advice on how to use these searches read the Help Page.

Copyright conditions: The images and text published to this search our collections database are for private use only and not for copying, reproduction or publication. They are low resolution images only. The copyright for these digital images is the People's History Museum. Copyright of the original artwork, photograph or product may be held by the artist, maker, photographer or agent. By choosing to view the collections via this database you have accepted these conditions.