Learning resources | Peterloo Massacre, 1819

Use these resources to find out more about what happened in Manchester on 16 August 1819.

Manchester Heroes print by George Cruikshank, September 1819 © People's History Museum

Key Stage 2 & Key Stage 3 learning resources

Peterloo 2019

Explore both the history and legacy of the Peterloo Massacre, a major event in Manchester’s history and a defining moment for Britain’s democracy with these History and Citizenship resources.

Created by Manchester Histories and PHM and co-designed with The Politics Project in collaboration with schools across Greater Manchester.

Suitable for Key Stage 2 and 3

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Peterloo 2019 animation

Peterloo 2019 animation. Image courtesy of People's History Museum

This animation was made by a group of young people from across Greater Manchester who are part of RECLAIM, a working class, youth led campaign organisation, in collaboration with Triple Dot Makers as part of the Peterloo 2019 Learning Programme.

Suitable for Key Stage 2 and 3

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Discover the story of Peterloo

Manchester Heroes print by George Cruikshank, September 1819 © People's History Museum

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

Suitable for Key Stage 2 +

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Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest

Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest exhibition @ People's History Museum

Find out more about our 2019 exhibition Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest.

Explore featured objects and watch a short film commissioned especially for the exhibition bringing to life the story of Peterloo, protest, and the road to democratic reform.

Suitable for Key Stage 2 +

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