Venue Hire

Make a radical choice! Try People's History Museum, a venue for a meeting of minds.

Engine Hall - Gala Dinner @ People's History Museum 2016
Coal Store @ The People's History Museum Lecture Theatre Style
Engine Hall - Design Event @ People's History Museum 2016
Meeting Room @ People's History Museum (c) Captive North
Engine Hall - Conference @ People's History Museum 2017

Call the Venue Hire Team to find out more 0161 838 9190

The museum’s conference and meeting facilities are within a magnificently restored historic Edwardian Pump House. By booking an event at the People’s History Museum (PHM) you are truly benefitting from meeting in a genuinely inspirational museum that is situated in the heart of the Manchester’s city centre Spinningfields.  Also the PHM is an independent charitable museum and all surplus from the hire of our spaces goes towards supporting the museum’s activities.

We have three flexible spaces with capacity from 10 to 200 people.  These can be hired for meetings, conferences, workshops, presentations, drinks receptions, evening dining and wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Unique Venues of Manchester


Engine Hall - Wedding Ceremony @ People's History Musuem 2018
large_room icon

Engine Hall

The unique Edwardian Engine Hall – can seat up to 100 people for an evening meal, civil ceremony or hold 200 guests for a standing reception or promotional event

see more
large_room icon

Coal Store Conference Room

The 50 seat Coal Store Conference Room – suitable for larger workshops and lectures

see more
large_room icon

Meeting Room

The Meeting Room is currently undergoing refurbishment until January 2020.


Day Delegate Rates

The Day Delegate packages start from £34.99 per person plus VAT and include:

  • A light sandwich lunch and refreshments
  • Room hire
  • AV Equipment
  • internet access

Special rates are offered for charitable organisations.



Our in-house caterers CH&Co offer innovative and locally sourced seasonal food. They will work with you to create exciting, bespoke menus for all occasions. Options range from sandwich lunches to buffets and sit-down hot buffet dinners.

Please contact the People’s History Museum Venue Hire Team for our menu details.

Private Hire

Did you know that you can hire The Left Bank cafe bar for private events? Contact the Venue Hire Team on 0161 838 9190 for further information.

The Left Bank cafe bar @ People's History Museum