Manchester Histories Festival

Peterloo 2019 project set to go ahead thanks to National Lottery players

Manchester Histories and People’s History Museum have been successful in securing an almost £70,000 development grant* from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Peterloo 2019 project. More

Workshop: Evaluating Projects 

Book now for our intermediate level workshop on Saturday 28 October with experienced arts and cultural consultant Sally Fort.

Part of Manchester Histories' Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Reserve a free place at Eventbrite.

Manchester Histories Festival 2018

Manchester Histories is delighted to announce that Manchester Histories Festival will return with a long weekender from 7 - 11 June 2018 with the themes of protest, democracy and freedom of speech.

Events submissions open in November 2017.

Watch this space for further info. #MHF2018

Workshop: Managing your Archive

Heather Emily Roberts (HerArchivist) will introduce you to the basics of managing your archive, what to do with it, how to organise it, what processes to implement and how to make the most of it by sharing it.

Part of Manchester Histories' Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Reserve a free place at Eventbrite.

Workshop: Doing Historical Research

In this FREE workshop, Dr Ben Wilcock (University of Manchester) will introduce you to the basics of historical research, from planning and design to research skills, and how to organise and share your research.

Part of Manchester Histories' Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Reserve a free place at Eventbrite.

Delia Derbyshire: A look into her archive

The Delia Derbyshire archive is held at The John Rylands Library which is part of University of Manchester and with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund the Delia Derbyshire Day organisation have commissioned ‘For Interest Only’, a new film that gives people a glimpse of the wonderful archive. Watch it here

  • HHHH Toolkit 4

    Download our set of research toolkits

    As part of our Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians project, we've created a set of toolkits to help you with creating, evaluating and archiving your own project

  • Peterloo Masscare Painting with universal suffrage flags Image courtesy of Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

    VACANCY: Project Manager

    Manchester Histories is seeking a highly motivated project manager to work with us on developing the Peterloo 2019 commemoration project. To apply or more info

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