Manchester Histories Festival

We'll be back in 2016!

Peterloo 200th Commemorations

Come and get involved with the discussions and planning about how we should remember the Peterloo Massacre in 2019.

ALL WELCOME, and contact Manchester Histories to find out what it happening at

Out! LGBT Heritage Project

Get involved with Manchester Pride's new LGBT heritage project as a volunteer or to share your stories.

The project will also create an online resource based on the current LGBT rainbow tile tour in the city centre.

Contact Daniel Jessop to find out how you can get involved.

Passions of Youth

Young men from Collyhurst & Moston Boxing Club and FC Utd attended a heritage day at Manchester Metropolitan University for the Passions of Youth project that we are involved with.

Find out more about the project and see some of the young men's work.

Belle Vue Report

Find out what happened during our Belle Vue: Showground of the World project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, during MHF 2014.

The University of Manchester has produced an independent report with details of what worked and what we can develop for future projects. Read the full report here.

HiDDEN network reveals its gems

If you enjoyed Creative Threads at MHF 2014, you can find out more about the 8 venues involved through their new Hidden network.

Enjoy a great day out at incredible buildings that have wonderful histories to tell with HiDDEN.

  • Black and white photograph of St Peter's Church that used to stand in St Peter's Square Manchester before it was demolished.
Image courtesy of Manchester Libraries and Archives

    New St Peter's Square Exhibition

    Until 31 July, see the artefacts found in St Peter's Square, Mcr during the recent work for the construction of a new tram stop. The exhibition is in Archives+ and is free.

  • Colour photograph of a banner made by My Community UK exploring the history of life in Burnage by women from a Muslim group

    Creating our Future Histories

    Find out more about the Creating Our Future Histories project that we are working on with Manchester Metropolitan University and 7 community groups. Click here

  • Black and white head and shoulders image of Dr Catherine Chisholm a pioneering medic from Radcliffe in Manchester

    Dr Catherine Chisholm: Heritage Hero

    One of the University of Manchester's Heritage Heroes, Dr Catherine Chisholm born in Radcliffe, became a medical pioneer in the city. Find out more about her remarkable life.

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