A unique Northern heritage venue where every event supports ideas worth fighting for.
People’s History Museum (PHM), the national museum of democracy, is situated in the heart of Spinningfields. Our event, conference and meeting facilities sit within a magnificently restored historic Grade II listed Edwardian Pump House, the only surviving one of its kind in the city.
Our catering partner Open Kitchen Cafe & Bar makes delicious food that aims to change the food system, reducing waste and food poverty. Our shared values make us one of Manchester’s most exceptional ethical venues.
By selecting PHM as your venue, not only will you benefit from a unique venue packed with heritage but you’ll also be contributing to something bigger. All the income generated through our events space is directed back into our social mission as a free museum inspiring activism by telling the past, present and future of democracy.
Our friendly and helpful team will work with you to plan your event from start to finish.
Make your event even more memorable with exclusive access to our galleries, a private tour for your guests, or a talk from one of our experts.
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The stunning Edwardian Engine Hall is our largest space boasts a vaulted iron and glass roof, vast windows and original glazed tiles. It is perfect for conferences, awards ceremonies, marketplace events and receptions. Can seat up to 100 people or hold 200 guests for a standing reception.
A self-contained space with restored brick walls and a vaulted iron and wood ceiling. The 50 seat space provides the ideal location for workshops, meetings, talks and medium sized social events.
Unavailable until late 2022. A light airy room looking over the front of the building. The 18 seat room lends itself to presentations, workshops or meetings and includes break out space in the Accumulator Tower.
Open Kitchen Cafe & Bar creates mouth-watering dishes, using a mix of intercepted ingredients and ethically sourced produce.
Their mission is to reduce food waste, support a sustainable food future and support people who are struggling with food insecurity.
Choose from a wide range of seasonal menus, or talk to our experienced events team to create a bespoke package. We are happy to meet any dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances.
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