Event | Peterloo cane, from around 1819

Cap of liberty drawing on the Peterloo cane from around 1819, in the collections of People's History Museum, Manchester
Collections Officer Sam Jenkins with Peterloo cane from around 1819, in The Conservation Studio at People's History Museum, Manchester
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Deciphering history

Collections Officer Sam Jenkins examining the Peterloo cane from around 1819, in The Conservation Studio at People's History Museum, Manchester

Read Collections Officer Sam Jenkins’ blog on piecing together clues from the past to reveal the story this treasured object in PHM’s collection.

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The story of Peterloo

Manchester Heroes print by George Cruikshank, September 1819, on display in Main Gallery One at People's History Museum, Manchester

Find out more about what happened at the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester on 16 August 1819, from PHM Researcher Dr Shirin Hirsch.

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Ten treasures

Woman Looking Through a Microscope painting by Cliff Rowe, 1966 © People's History Museum

Including the Peterloo cane, discover ten treasures chosen by the PHM team that capture the ethos, spirit and importance of the museum’s collection.

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