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People’s History Museum is the home of ideas worth fighting for.

Become a PHM Radical Friend
Discovering a fun game of I Spy that’s suitable for anyone aged 5+
PHM's Conservator Kloe Rumsey with Spitting Image puppet at People's History Museum
Become a PHM Radical Friend
Fixing the Houses of Parliament building, for your future event at People's History Museum (October 2021)
Object handling session at People's History Museum
School visit to the Living History performance Peterloo at People's History Museum

We want a fairer society in which people’s voices and actions make a difference. Will you help us?

We hope that learning about people’s activism at People’s History Museum inspires you to take action on the issues you care about.

Our exhibitions are free to visit and we want to make sure everyone can access them.

We also offer visits to schools and work hard to make sure that our local community benefits too, with events and learning opportunities designed around their needs.

We can only offer all this thanks to people like you, who make donations to support us. If you want to help us do even more, why not join other visitors and make a donation today?

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Radical Friends

Could you give just £3 a month?

For £3 a month you can support people and ideas worth fighting for by becoming one of our Radical Friends.

As a Radical Friend, you’ll help us preserve the important stories of people who fought for change, so future generations can learn about them too. You’ll also be supporting our exhibitions, learning programme and community events which reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.

As a special thank you for your support, as a Radical Friend you’ll get some added extras to help you get even closer to our work.

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Make a one off donation

How much would you like to give?

  • £5 could help pay for a free visit to the museum for a child
  • £10 could help us pay for three schoolchildren to enjoy a learning session
  • £20 could help us work with a local community group to create a new exhibition
  • £50 could help us preserve an object in our collection for future generations to see

Make a one off donation

A gift in your will costs you nothing now, but leaves a lasting legacy

Donations in wills provide vital financial support for People’s History Museum and help us to protect the collection for future generations to enjoy; so we are extremely grateful for each and every legacy that we receive.

Anyone can leave a charitable gift in their will.  Making a will gives you the chance to give back to the places, people and ideas you love.

A gift in your will to the museum means you will make a difference for future generations.  You’ll help to ensure the stories are preserved for them to enjoy and be inspired by.

Your gift, no matter the size, will help us to:

  • Continue to offer the museum and all exhibitions as free, for everyone to enjoy
  • Deliver our innovative learning programme to support school aged children to learn about radical ideas and be inspired to act
  • Develop partnerships with individuals and community organisations to ensure that their voices are heard and their stories are told
  • Preserve an object in our national collection for future generations to see
  • Add to our collection and knowledge by funding acquisitions or research
  • Run our building and preserve its heritage for everyone to see.


How to leave a donation in your will

There are different ways that you can leave a gift in your will:

  • A share of your estate – this is a gift of all or part of the value of your estate after debts, other legacies and liabilities are met
  • A specific sum – this is when you choose to leave a chosen amount (also known as a pecuniary gift), which you can arrange to be increased in line with inflation.


You can ask for your legacy to be directed towards your specific areas of interest. Or you can make an unrestricted gift; these are particularly valuable as they enable the museum to use your donation where the need is greatest.

We recommend that you seek independent legal advice if you are thinking of leaving a charitable gift in your will to ensure you have fulfilled the necessary legal requirements.  Further information on accessing legal advice can be found on the Citizens Advice website.

To include us in your new will, or add us to your existing will, your solicitor will need the following details:

Charity name: People’s History Museum, registered as the National Museum of Labour History
Charity number: 295260
Charity address: Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3ER

There are tax benefits to leaving charitable gifts in your will.  The website has further information on tax relief when you donate to a charity.

PHM is a registered charity (no. 295260), registered with the Fundraising Regulator.

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