The People’s History Museum in Manchester was officially reopened on Friday 5 March following an extensive £12.5 million redevelopment.
The museum explores the history of the working people of Britain charting the history of democracy from the early 18th century to the present day. Since it reopened on 13 February 2010, the museum has welcomed more than 5,000 visitors.
Dr Nick Mansfield, Director of the People’s History Museum said: “The stories behind the rights we take for granted – time off, the vote, social security, the NHS – deserve to be celebrated, and we’re delighted to represent the history of the working people of Britain in such an incredible new space, alongside our beautifully restored former home in the city’s Edwardian Pump House. We’re incredibly grateful to all of our supporters and look forward to welcoming visitors to see our amazing collection and new exhibitions programme.”
The People’s History Museum offers free admission to its main galleries, changing exhibition gallery and community gallery. Most events and talks are also free with the occasional charge for some events – see the museum’s website for further details www.phm.org.uk.
Where to find the People’s History Museum
The museum is situated on Left Bank in Spinningfields in Manchester city centre.
Nearest rail station: Salford Central