The history of Britain is one of constant migration, in and out, and the recent refugee crisis is not a new concept. But where are these stories reflected in PHM’s main galleries?
PHM has been working with a Community Programme Team, made up of people whose lives have been shaped by migration, since summer 2019. The team have been leading on an adventurous project to challenge the migration narratives PHM tells and respond to their absence – culminating in this series of interventions installed throughout the museum’s main galleries.
Following Family Friendly trails exploring migration stories past and present, we challenge you to rethink what you know about migration.
Journey through newly commissioned interpretation, a series of animations exploring the differing reasons people come to the UK, and a banner challenging us to consider why the contribution migrants make to the UK has been so often overlooked and undervalued.
Family Friendly interventions, suitable for all ages.
Please note the museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Please note the animations in this project contain descriptions of traumatic migration experiences that some visitors may find distressing. Stories covered include experiences of modern day slavery, seeking asylum on the basis of sexuality, and lived experience of a refugee camp and the resettlement process.
Part of PHM’s programme exploring migration, co-created by a Community Programme Team made up of people whose lives have been shaped by migration.
Join us on Thursday 12 August 2021, 6.00pm – 8.00pm for a Community Programme Team takeover, as they launch the new series of gallery interventions Migration: a human story.
Expect a thought provoking evening, challenging you to reconsider common misconceptions and stereotypes, meet new people and celebrate migration through food and music.
Suitable for all ages.Book now