This October half term there are three different ways for families to explore People’s History Museum (PHM) depending on children’s age, including a brand new Passport Trail designed around the museum’s 2021 headline theme of migration.  Each experience invites families to discover fascinating stories and a world of ideas worth fighting for: seems like a pretty good use of half term time!
‘The Passport Trail’ is aimed at children aged 9+,  inviting visitors to step into the shoes of a refugee, asylum seeker or economic migrant.  By the spin of a wheel you’ll find yourself following one of three footpaths and in doing so will gain an understanding of some of the challenges faced both past and present.  Meanwhile, the ‘More in Common’ trail is for the age 5-10 age group, with age-appropriate discussion points about the legacy of Jo Cox MP, her values and how she lived her life.  It also shares the words, feelings and memories of her children and family.  And for children over 5 there’s self-guided quiz ‘I Spy’ which takes you through some of the key moments in history whose stories are highlighted at the museum; Votes for Women, the Peterloo Massacre, workers’ rights and more.
Don’t forget to grab lunch in the Open Kitchen Cafe & Bar, where the focus is on delicious fresh locally sourced food, and includes the all-important kids’ meal deal.

Sat 23 Oct, People's History Museum,
Left Bank, Manchester M3 3ER
, 10-4, Wednesday to Sunday
Words:
Suzy Prince
Published on:
Mon 11 Oct 2021