Learn | Ideas worth learning about

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.

These online learning sessions have been created for groups. The sessions can be adapted to suit different ages and needs, and learners can participate from home, school or other places of learning.

Online learning sessions

My First Protest Song

My First Protest Song with singer-songwriter Matt Hill and People's History Museum

An interactive performance full of toe tapping tunes from times of change.  Make some noise and sing some songs!

Suitable for under 5s and their grown ups.

Make some noise

Creative Writing: every object tells a story

Creative Writing online with People's History Museum

Explore PHM’s collections through rhythm, rhyme and rhetoric to inspire a piece of creative writing.

Suitable for ages 7+


Stick Together: people, protest and collage

Stick Together: people, protest and collage online with People's History Museum

Explore with an artist how to create your own protest collage, inspired by PHM’s collections.

Suitable for ages 7+


An introduction to The Fabric of Protest

The Fabric of Protest online with People's History Museum

Explore how textiles have been used in historic and contemporary protests, looking at examples from PHM’s collection.

Suitable for ages 14+


Collection highlights tour

Grunwick Strike Committee banner, 1976 © People's History Museum

Explore PHM’s unique collections on a virtual guided tour with a member of museum staff.

Suitable for ages 16+

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Get in touch

People's History Museum, Manchester UK

For further information or to book a session, please complete the enquiry form below or contact the Learning Team by email at learning@phm.org.uk.

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Your Artsmark journey with PHM

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PHM is a proud Artsmark partner supporting schools to offer enriching arts experiences.  The museum’s learning sessions can support your Artsmark journey.

Find out more about Artsmark

Ideas Worth Exploring

Ideas Worth Exploring - at home and online with People’s History Museum

Discover events, activities, and resources to connect you with PHM’s unique collections and stories, exploring the development of democracy in Britain.

Explore at home and online


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PHM’s online learning sessions offer something for all ages and families of all shapes and sizes.  The museum is Family Friendly throughout, with hands-on stuff in every gallery for all visitors to enjoy.

Family Friendly favourites at PHM

Vital Voters

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It’s never too soon to become an active citizen.  Engaging young people with 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.

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