Learn about, be inspired by and get involved in ideas worth fighting for; ideas such as equality, social justice, co-operation, and a fair world for all.

Self-guided visits at People's History Museum

Explore PHM’s galleries, collections and exhibitions

Book a self-guided group visit

We are here to help you plan a visit to the museum for your school or community group.  On Wednesdays and Thursdays you can pre-book for a group of up to 45 to visit the museum.

There is a range of self-guided trails available that will add to your group’s learning experience. We’ll welcome you upon arrival, ensure you have details of the latest exhibitions and activities, and can arrange for a picnic space to be reserved for you.

Please note that groups are not guaranteed entry without pre-booking their visit.

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Learning resources

Read, listen, watch and create

Explore key topics around campaigns for change such as Peterloo, Votes for Women, workers’ rights, the climate crisis, and LGBT+ rights.  Resources include podcasts, animations, creative activities, an online course, and schemes of work, all to use in your settings.

There are resources available for children, young people and adults.

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Change is coming!

PHM's Learning Programme

Get involved with this exciting opportunity

Our Learning Team is currently working on a project that will see the relaunch of PHM’s Learning Programme. New onsite and online experiences, workshops and outreach work will be part of the result and we’ll be sharing updates as the project progresses.

We are looking at and reviewing every element of our learning programmes working with partners and audiences to ensure that we continue to empower people with an understanding of how change can be achieved through individual, social and political activity. If you work with early years, school, college, university, community or adult learning groups and you’d like to get involved please email learning@phm.org.uk

Whilst this project is being developed schools and community groups will be able to continue to visit PHM on a bookable self-guided group visit.

Learning highlights

Family Friendly

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The museum is Family Friendly throughout, with hands-on activities in every gallery and throughout the building for all visitors to enjoy.   A range of online resources are available for anyone to access from anywhere.

Family favourites

The Fabric of Protest

Together with Refugees mini banner & You Belong Here stitched heart 2021, by Helen Mather. The Fabric of Protest workshop

Join one of the regular workshops or use the accompanying resources to create a textile piece inspired by PHM’s collections and the issues of today.


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Vital Voters

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It’s never too soon to become an active citizen.  Exploring the power of democracy, PHM’s Vital Voters project provides information, inspiration and ideas for young people to let the world know what matters to them.

Get involved

Your Artsmark journey with PHM

PHM is a proud Artsmark partner supporting schools to offer enriching arts experiences.

Engaging with the museum’s displays, collections and learning resources can support your Artsmark journey. Find out more about learning at PHM can support your arts accreditation.

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