People’s History Museum, the national museum of democracy, holds the largest collection of political material in Britain.
People’s History Museum (PHM) is the UK’s only museum entirely dedicated to sharing the stories of the revolutionaries, reformers, workers, voters and citizens who championed, then and now, for change and rallied for rights and equality.
We do this by working alongside the communities whose stories the museum tells and through an eclectic and colourful, historic and contemporary collection that features banners, badges, posters, artwork, cartoons, placards, personal items and more, spanning four centuries of ideas worth fighting for.
From the Levellers to the suffragettes, from Peterloo to Brexit, PHM’s collection spans four centuries of the development of democracy in Britain.Search PHM’s collection online
Find out more about object and archive donations, historical and contemporary, to see if you can help build the museum’s collection.Find out more
Want to find out more about PHM’s collections, book a research visit, or order an image from us? Get in touch and we’ll try our best to help.Get in touch
Steven Fielding, Professor of Political History at the University of Nottingham discusses five highlights from PHM’s collection for a series of films available on the museum’s YouTube channel.Watch and listen
Discover ten treasures chosen by the PHM team that capture the ethos, spirit and importance of the museum’s collection.Explore PHM's collection