Living History | 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.

Our Living History workshops use performance, interactive drama activities and gallery exploration to bring learning to life. Our sessions provide lots of opportunities for cross-curricular learning and link directly to the National Curriculum.

Living History, The Hard Way Up @ People's History Museum
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Cost: £5 per learner (£4.50 per learner for groups in Greater Manchester). Minimum charge £95.


1hr 30mins for KS2 & KS3

45 mins – 1hr for KS4 to adult

Capacity: 30 children or 25 adults

*Please note this session is suitable for Years 5 & 6 pupils only. We do offer other sessions that explore suffragette themes for Years 3&4.

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Many of our sessions are suitable, or can be adapted, for learners with specific needs.




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Find out more about this session and how it links to the National Curriculum:

PHM The Hard Way Up – Teachers’ Notes

PHM The Hard Way Up – Post Visit Exercises

You can also use our Key Stage 3 Deeds not Words: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage, 1900-1918 resources to support your visit. These include lesson resources and student worksheets.


All sessions from PHM’s Learning Programme can support your Artsmark journey.Artsmark @ People's History Museum

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Book a Visit

You can contact the Learning Team on or 0161 838 9190.

Our sessions take place in our purpose built Mini Theatre space in Main Gallery One. This gallery is open to all our visitors during sessions. Whilst we endeavour to keep any external noise during a performance to a minimum, please be aware at times there may be external noise from other visitors in the galleries.



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