The People’s History Museum is re-opening and celebrating its 10th birthday this year. From the 1819’s Peterloo massacre, to present day Black Lives Matter issues – this national museum of democracy highlights the history in Britain of important ideas such as equality, social justice and advocating for a fair world for all. The museum remains free to enter, with a suggested donation of £5 and slightly amended opening times to allow for a safe and comfortable visit. Here’s three exhibitions, experiences and events you can enjoy during your visit…

Visit the Black Lives Matters Photo Exhibition

In the museum’s main gallery one from September 1 until December 31, visitors can see over 60 images from the Black Lives Matter protests which took place in Manchester over summer. Photographer Jake Hardy showcases his images alongside his own personal story of what the protests meant to him.

Explore Political Artefacts in Augmented Reality

The museum’s Main Gallery Two holds an experience like no other. An augmented reality app invites visitors to get up-close and see objects from the museum’s collection of over 450 political banners, 2000 political posters, 7000 badges, tokens and medals alongside personal items from Manchester residents. There’s also the opportunity to hear the voices of people who were involved in strikes during the 1970/80s.

Get Musical With My First Protest Song

My First Protest Song is a monthly event suitable for everyone from toddlers to adults, which embraces songs used throughout history to express ideas. Run by singer/songwriter Matt Hill, this multi-sensory workshop will have you singing along to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Bob Marley. Streamed on the People’s History Museum Facebook page, this toe tapping event is the perfect way to get your creative juices flowing.

Fri 4 Sep, People's History Museum,
New Ct St, Manchester, M3 3ER
, Tel: 0161 838 9190, 10am - 5pm (Tue - Sun)
Victoria Fox
Published on:
Fri 4 Sep 2020