People’s History Museum (PHM) 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.
2020 will mark the tenth birthday of the museum being in its home on the bank of the River Irwell in Manchester city centre; a site that combines a restored historic building and magnificent contemporary extension. It is from this location, with two permanent galleries, a conservation studio, a changing exhibition gallery, and extensive learning and community spaces, that the national museum of democracy invites people to discover over 200 years of ideas worth fighting for.
Take the Metrolink to St Peter’s Square. Head towards Princess Street to the right of the Town Hall and cenotaph, then it’s an eight minute walk straight down along John Dalton Street, Bridge Street and the People’s History Museum is on the left on the corner of Bridge Street and Left Bank just before you reach the River Irwell.
People’s History Museum,
Open seven days a week, 10:00am-5:00pm
Radical Lates second Thursday each month, 10:00am-8:00pm
To find out about visiting the museum, its full exhibitions and events programme, please visit their website.