PHM shop | Ideas worth buying into

A unique gift shop in Manchester inspired by People's History Museum's collection, full of books, cards, homeware, souvenirs and great presents for kids and grown ups!

People's History Museum shop
Visitors browsing the shop at People's History Museum, Manchester
Books at People's History Museum shop, Manchester
LTBT Toymark Award 2020 (1)
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Opening times

  • Open: As soon as possible
  • Closed: Until further notice
  • Radical Lates: Online events only

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PHM is an independent charity; all purchases support the museum, helping us continue to champion ideas worth fighting for.

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People's History Museum shop, Manchester
Bespoke PHM products by artist Dave Thompson at PHM shop

Bespoke PHM products

PHM’s bespoke illustrated range, designed by artist Dave Thompson for Star Editions includes prints, postcards, magnets and cards.  The shop also offers a variety of PHM stationery, and the classic PHM mug emblazoned with the museum’s motto: ‘There have always been ideas worth fighting for’.

Books at People's History Museum shop


We absolutely love books here at PHM shop.  The shop specialises in non-fiction titles inspired by the museum’s collection, reflecting ideas worth fighting for; ideas such as equality, social justice, co-operation, and a fair world for all.  Books available cover over 200 years of social history to current events, exploring topics such as politics, society, culture, music and more.

Manchester suffragette banner teatowel

Gifts & souvenirs

Perfect for adults and children alike, gifts and souvenirs at PHM shop include pin badges, bookmarks and magnets inspired by the museum’s collection and the city of Manchester.  The shop also offers a tea towel range, which includes a bespoke Manchester suffragette banner tea towel (pictured), a replica of a 1908 banner in the museum’s collection, made by our friends at the Radical Tea Towel Company.

Kids range of books and gifts at People's History Museum shop

Especially for kids

PHM shop is filled with books about inspiring people from history, to inspire little radicals for the future.  Gifts such as jigsaws and playing cards inspired by the museum’s collections are perfect for keeping little ones entertained.  Recurrent winner of the “Toymark” Good Practice Award, PHM shop is recognised for its inclusivity and for challenging gender stereotypes by the Let Toys be Toys campaign.

Bespoke suffragette inspired necklace by The Magpie’s Daughter at People's History Museum shop


All jewellery at PHM shop is supplied by local maker The Magpie’s Daughter.  Each piece is inspired by Manchester and also the symbol of the city; the bee.  Available exclusively at PHM shop is a bespoke suffragette inspired necklace (pictured), created specially for the museum.

Pits and Perverts, Lesbians and Gay Men Support the Miners t-shirt at People's History Museum shop


Reflecting a unique alliance, PHM shop stocks this T-shirt commemorating the Pits and Perverts gig in December 1984, a fundraiser for miners on strike at the time.  The event was organised by Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), whose archive is held at the museum.  Available in sizes small, medium and large.

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