Living History for Key Stage 4 & Key Stage 5

Our Living History sessions use performance, interactive drama activities and gallery exploration to bring learning to life.

Sessions have been created with professional actors, writers and directors, and provide lots of opportunities for cross-curricular learning and link directly to the National Curriculum.

Baddies - Conscience & Conflict During World War I

Baddies - Conscience & Conflict During World War I, Living History session @ People's History Museum

Look at life during World War I through the eyes of two brothers, Dougie and Arthur – one is a soldier, the other a conscientious objector.

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Moving Stories – Migration & Identity

Moving Stories @ People's History Museum

Meet Anita Sharma at school in Manchester in the 1960s. Find out about her summer holiday trip to India with her parents who were born there. Follow her journey to adulthood as she explores her identity.

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No Bed of Roses – From the Caribbean to Manchester

No Bed Of Roses

Meet Gabrielle on the island of St Kitts. Help her with her life changing decision to move to England in the 1950s.

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Peterloo @ People's History Museum

Bring history to life and discover what happened at the Peterloo Massacre in St Peter’s Field in Manchester, 1819. Uncover the story of the day by meeting two very different eyewitnesses and decide for yourself why the peaceful protest turned into violence.

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Strike a Light! – A Match Girl’s Story

Strike A Light! @ People's History Museum

Meet Maggie McCallow, a Victorian match girl involved in the match factory strike of 1888. Find out how she campaigned for better rights for workers.

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The Hard Way Up - A Suffragette's Story

The Hard Way Up

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.

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People's History Museum

For further information or to book a session you can contact the Learning Team on or 0161 838 9190.

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