The launch of People’s History Museum’s (PHM) new online shop means that everyone, everywhere can delve into a retail experience that reflects the vast collections, archives and galleries of the national museum of democracy. A world where ideas worth fighting for are creatively explored in books, posters, artworks, children’s activities, toys, jewellery, t-shirts and more.
Independent companies, individual makers and an array of specialist publishers are all represented by the carefully curated selection of products. Some products are based upon collection pieces, such as the famous Manchester suffragette banner, and some are inspired by the world changing stories told by the museum, such as equality for all, workers’ rights, and votes for women. PHM is the only place that brings all of these stories together and its shop is filled with unique and extraordinary products inspired by these events, with every purchase made helping to support the work of the museum.
Amber Greenall-Heffernan, PHM shop Manager, says, “People’s History Museum is Manchester based, but our audience is both national and international, so it’s brilliant to be able to extend the reach of our shop. Everything we stock links in some way to the museum and its collections and archives, meaning PHM shop is a totally unique retail experience. Making a purchase is also a wonderful way for people to support the museum and our work, which in these challenging times means a great deal.”
Whether you are looking for a product to brighten up your home, a recommended read or a gift idea with a difference, PHM’s online shop will be your go to. To give a flavour of what to expect PHM shop Manager Amber Greenall-Heffernan has picked out ten of her favourite products.
On Wednesday 19 May 2021 the museum is planning to reopen, in line with the government’s latest roadmap. You can keep up to date with the latest news by signing up to receive PHM’s e-newsletter, subscribing to the blog, or following the museum on social media on Twitter @PHMMcr, Facebook @PHMMcr, and Instagram @phmmcr @phmshop.
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About People’s History Museum (PHM)
People’s History Museum (PHM) in Manchester is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future. The museum provides opportunities for all people to learn about, be inspired by and get involved in ideas worth fighting for; ideas such as equality, social justice, co-operation, and a fair world for all. PHM offers a powerful programme with varied themes; 2018 looked at representation and commemorated 100 years since the first women and all men won the right to vote in Britain, in 2019 the focus was on protest to mark the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester, the 2020-2021 programme is on the theme of migration and 2022 will explore disabled people’s rights and activism. Previous winner of Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award.
We are hugely grateful for the generosity of our funders who have supported PHM during our period of closure and to reopen safely:
Arts Council England, Granada Foundation, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, Manchester City Council and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
About Arts Council England (ACE)
PHM is an Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation (NPO). The work of PHM is supported using public funding by ACE, the national development body for arts and culture across England, working to enrich people’s lives. ACE support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to visual art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2018 and 2022, ACE will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from The National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. artscouncil.org.uk.