We offer guided tours of the main galleries and changing exhibitions.
They can be tailored to meet the needs of your particular topic – just ask!
Are you interested in the history of the Labour Party, the Communist Party of Great Britain and the British labour movement?
Access over 6,000 boxes of unique archive material. Book an introductory workshop to find out all about using archives for your research.
Meet some eye witnesses of the events at St Peter’s Field as we try to find out how and why this day went down in history.
Slavery & Suffrage: William Cuffay's Story
Explore the horrors of the slave trade and how it fuelled the Industrial Revolution. Meet William Cuffay, son of a freed slave, who became a Chartist leader and campaigned for the right to vote.
Strike A Light! - A Match Girl's Story
Meet Maggie McCallow, a Victorian match girl involved in the match factory strike of 1888 and find out how she campaigned for better rights for workers.
No Bed of Roses - From the Carribean to Manchester
Meet Gabrielle and help with her life-changing decision to move from the Caribbean to Manchester in the 1950s.
Moving Stories - Migration and Identity
Meet Anita Sharma at school in Manchester as she describes her summer holiday trip to Bombay with her parents who were born there. Follow her journey to adulthood as she explores her identity.
Baddies - Conscience & Conflict during World War I
Look at life during World War One through the eyes of two brothers, Dougie and Arthur – one is a soldier, the other a conscientious objector.
The Hard Way Up: A Suffragette's Story
Based on the story of suffragette and local councillor Hannah Mitchell. Hannah spoke out for women and for the poor and became a peace campaigner after World War I.
Explore Manchester’s hidden history with a qualified tour guide.
This half day guided walk looks at the buildings, streets and people that tell the story of the world’s first industrial city.
Inspired by political speeches and ordinary people’s memories of moments that altered their lives and the world.
Use poetry and spoken word to explore how voice and language can bring about change. A practical, fun and engaging way to enhance writing and speaking skills using rhythm, rhyme and rhetoric.