Manchester Histories Festival

3 - 12 June 2016

A big thank you!

MHF 2016 is over for another year and we hope that you had the most incredible time. Thank you to everyone who came to the events, and everyone who took part including partners, exhibitors, our wonderful volunteers, funders, and suppliers .

We couldn't have done it without you all, and we look forward to working with you again for MHF 2018.

We're recruiting a new Chief Executive

Are you passionate about working with people and organisations to make change across Greater Manchester through histories and heritage?

Do you want to lead our unique independent charity in its next stages of development? If so, find out more details here.

  • Colour photograph of the mosaic rainbow flag tiles installed in Manchester City Centre pavements by Manchester Pride to celebrate LGBT heritage

    LGBT heritage website launches

    OUT! Manchester Pride's website that takes you on an interactive journey through LGBT histories in Greater Manchester was launched during the festival and is now fully active. Follow the trail at home or on your smartphone.

  • Colour photograph of a young boy performing watched by an older woman in the Together Trust performance at Manchester Central Library

    Share your favourite moments

    Share your favourites moments from #MHF2016 with us on social media. Was it a particular event, a walking tour, meeting new people, spotting one of the Heritage Windows or learning about your own local histories?

  • Colour photograph of a Mcr Histories volunteer talking with two elderly men at Gorton Monastery.

    Thank you to our wonderful volunteers

    A huge thank you to our wonderful MHF2016 volunteers who worked so hard during the festival to make everyone feel welcome and informed, and to ensure that events ran smoothly.

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    Help us to keep Mcr Histories Festival free

    You can help us to keep the festival free and running in 2018 by texting a donation to Manchester Histories. For example, to donate £5 text MCRH16 £5 to 70070.

  • Using the snapshot frame inside the John Rylands library

    Snapshot winner announced soon!

    Did you play Snapshot, the digital game created for #MHF2016? We'll be discovering the winner very soon who has been discovering new histories and heritage, taking pictures, and finding out about hidden histories.

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    Ancoats' Glass exhibition remains open

    If you missed this fantastic exhibition during #MHF2016, Merci Mill has agreed to extend its opening until 24 June from 12pm - 5pm Monday - Friday so go along and catch it.

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