Got a question about PHM’s collection?

Want to find out more about PHM's collection? Get in touch and we’ll try our best to help; please read the notes below to make this easier for us.

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Got a question about PHM’s collection?

We’ll try our best to help; please read the notes below to make this easier for us.

Want more information about an item in PHM’s collection?
Check out the online collections database first, as this might help.

Got a question about PHM’s object collection?
For research visits or queries, contact collections@phm.org.uk.

Got a question about the Labour History & Archive Study Centre?
For research visits or queries, contact archive@phm.org.uk.

Looking to purchase or reproduce an image?
Contact collections@phm.org.uk.

Looking to borrow from PHM’s collection?
PHM lends items from its object and archive collections both nationally and internationally.  To find out more about requesting a loan, contact collections@phm.org.uk.

Want to offer us an object or archive item?
Find out how you can help build PHM’s collection.

Got a question about conservation?
For queries relating to conservation of PHM’s collection and specialist conservation services offered, contact The Conservation Studio on tcs@phm.org.uk.

Do you want information on general historical events or political figures?
Unfortunately, we aren’t able to answer these questions.  Your best resources will be history books, websites and local history societies.

Do you want to know the value of an item you own?
We cannot provide object or archive valuations.  Your best resource would be contacting an auction house for their valuation services.

Please note there may be a delay in response due to the high number of enquiries we receive; if you have a deadline, please state the date of it in your email subject line.

For any other queries, contact us by email or by phoning the museum on 0161 838 9190.  Please help us by making sure you’re getting in touch with the right team for your query.

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