People’s History Museum will close on Sunday 31 December 2023 and re-open on Thursday 1 February 2024 so that it can carry out further work as part of the Welcome Project at PHM, which stems from the museum’s vision to be an exemplar for accessibility.Find out more
PHM's Conservation Team cares for the museum's wonderful collection and also provides a service of professional conservation for other museums, communities, unions and private collections.
View some examples from our portfolio of completed conservation projects.
If you would like to request a quote for conservation please contact the Conservation Team on email@example.com 0161 838 9190.
The Conservation Studio was specially designed for the conservation of large textiles, those in our own collection, and those in the collections of other institutions and individuals by private commission.
The studio was established in 1990 at our Princess Street site in Manchester to conserve the museum’s extensive collection of banners, provide a source of help and advice for custodians of textiles, and undertake private commissions.
The current conservation lab was built as part of the museum’s redevelopment project in 2010.
Situated on the second floor, there is a viewing window in Main Gallery Two, designed so that visitors to the museum can see our skilled conservators at work and conservation in action.
To enquire about tours, please contact the Learning Team to book a group visit.
The Conservation Studio provides a service of professional conservation for other museums, communities, unions and private collections.Find out more
PHM’s Conservation Team are led by an accredited member of Icon and are listed on the Conservation Register.Find out more
PHM’s Conservation Team also cares for the museum’s wonderful collection.Find out more