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PHM closed throughout January 2024

People’s History Museum will close on Sunday 31 December 2023 and re-open on Thursday 1 February 2024 so that it can carry out further work as part of the Welcome Project at PHM, which stems from the museum’s vision to be an exemplar for accessibility.

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Self-guided group visits

Book a self-guided group visit and receive a welcome upon arrival with details of the latest exhibitions and self-led activities to get the most out of your visit.

Check out the information below to help you plan and book your visit.

PHM closed throughout January 2024

People’s History Museum will close on Sunday 31 December 2023 and re-open on Thursday 1 February 2024 so that it can carry out further work as part of the Welcome Project at PHM, which stems from the museum’s vision to be an exemplar for accessibility.

Minor building works will be taking place during December 2023; we will take every measure to limit noise and disruption during this time.

Please note we are pausing all self-guided group bookings from Monday 1 January 2024, back available from Monday 18 March 2024 due to the continuation of this work and its impact on our spaces during this period.  Please be aware un-booked groups are unlikely to be admitted to the museum during this time.

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Details

Days: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Times: Between 10.00am and 12.00pm or 1.00pm and 3.00pm.

Suitable for: Groups of over six people of all ages. 

Capacity: 30 learners per timeslot (accompanying adults not included).

Cost: Free. All donations support the work of the museum.

Receive a welcome upon arrival with details of the latest exhibitions and self-led activities.

Lunch space: Reserve within your timeslot when booking. 

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Resources

Welcome document for guidance, practical information and support ahead of your visit.

Welcome film and 3D tour for what to expect when you visit.

Visual Story and access information.

Self-guided trails to print off and bring with you.

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How to book

Book a group visit through the enquiry form link below, or call the Learning Team on 0161 838 9190.

We will get back to you within five working days.

Please be aware entry is not guaranteed without a booking.

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