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PHM is an independent charity; join us to preserve and inspire ideas worth fighting for, past, present, and future.

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Support us

Preserving the past, inspiring the future

Do you share our vision for a fairer society, where people’s voices and actions make a difference?  Join us to preserve and inspire ideas worth fighting for, past, present, and future.

Your support for PHM’s work goes far beyond the here and now, helping us to:

  • Ensure the museum remains free for all

  • Inspire future generations

  • Collaborate with communities

  • Preserve and grow PHM’s collection

Donate now

Join other visitors and make a donation today:

Make a one off donation

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How much would you like to give?

  • £5 pays for one child to visit
  • £10 helps fund a learning session
  • £15 supports our community programme
  • £20 helps to preserve an object

Donate now

Become a Radical Friend

Become a Radical Friend of People's History Museum

Could you give just £3 a month?

Help us preserve and inspire the stories of people who fought for change.  You’ll also be supporting our exhibitions, learning programme and community events.

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.

Give £3 per month

Join the Radical Circle

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Support our goal of raising £100,000

Help us raise vital funds to strengthen the museum’s work.  We welcome individuals and organisations donating £1,000 or more each year to join the Radical Circle.

Find out more about Radical Circle donors, and why they support PHM.

Donations can be made annually, monthly, or quarterly by Direct Debit.

Join the Radical Circle

Leave a lasting legacy

Leaving a charitable gift in your will gives you the chance to give back to the places, people and ideas you love.

Help to ensure the museum’s collection and stories are preserved for future generations to enjoy and be inspired by.

Leave a lasting legacy
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Make your donation go further

gift aid it logoIf you’re a UK tax payer, please Gift Aid your donation when prompted; this adds 25% to its value – at no extra cost to you.

Thank you to PHM’s donors

Your support has made a transformational difference to PHM.  The collective impact has enabled the museum to engage thousands of people of all ages to learn about, be inspired by, and get involved in ideas worth fighting for.

We’ve been able to direct donations to where they have the most impact.  During these challenging times, support from our donors has been vital – we cannot thank you enough.

To find out more about supporting the museum please get in touch with Aine Graven, Head of Development on or 0161 838 9190.

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

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