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

Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians

In our first blog about our Heritage Lottery Funded Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians project, professional archivist, Heather Emily Roberts tells us why the project is so important to her. Read it HERE

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

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

Gtr Manchester Histories & Heritage Social Network

Saturday 19th August, 4pm-8pm

For our summer Network we’re hopping aboard The Danny, a lovingly restored 100 year old stream boat and exploring The Quays and Media City, as well as discussing what makes a good network, and what a 'Festival' means to you. BOOK NOW 


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

    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

  • 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

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