Manchester Histories Festival

3 - 12 June 2016

MHF 2016 Celebration Day Stands

Applications for stands for the MHF 2016 Celebration Day on Saturday 11 June in Manchester Town Hall are now open.

The aim of the stands is to share and celebrate the histories and heritage of Greater Manchester. Find out how you can be part of a great day.

Heritage Window Trail

From clothes shops to hotels, car showrooms to solicitors, locksmiths to mechanics, bakers to book shops, cafes, restaurants, bars & pubs to hairdressers, high street brands and independents; every business is part of telling the story of our great City region.

We're inviting businesses across Greater Manchester to tell their stories.  Find out how to get involved here 

Submit your event for MHF 2016

Applications for events in MHF 2016 are now open and you can submit your plans by completing the online Events form.

We're looking forward to seeing your great events for the festival. The deadline for all applications to be with us is Friday 12 February 2016

  • Old map showing Lancashire and Greater Manchester, inlcuding Hulton Park where Hulton Hall was built. Image courtesy of Lancashire Archives

    Gems of the Hulton Archive

    In 2014, Lancashire Archives saved the fascinating archives of the Hulton family and estate near Bolton with an appeal to many societies in Greater Manchester raising £95,000.

  • Head shot colour photograph of actress and Manchester Histories Patron Maxine Peake staring away from the camera

    Patron Maxine Peake supports our Awards

    Our new Patron Maxine Peake has stated her support for the Manchester Community Histories Awards 2016, celebrating Greater Manchester's histories and heritage project.

  • A colour photograph of the lintel over the door above Ancoats Dispensary

    A History of Ancoats in 100 Objects

    Developed as part of the Creating Our Future Histories project run by MMU and involving Manchester Histories, these 100 objects tell the histories of Ancoats Dispensary.

  • Creative Threads

    Manchester's Best Festivals

    MHF 2016 included in's round-up of the best festivals and fairs taking place across Manchester this Spring.

  • A colour collage of drawings about Wythenshawe produced by young people in the Wonders of Wythenshawe project

    Wonders of Wythenshawe

    The Wonders of Wythenshawe is an incredible project delivered by young people in Wythenshawe exploring the histories and heritage of the local area through different art forms.

  • schoolchildren and a woman discuss an old miner's lamp from the Bradford Pit. photo courtesy of Joseph Price

    What happened in previous festivals?

    Applications for events and exhibition stands at MHF 2016 are now open and you can get ideas for what you'd like to do by looking at our past festivals. Let some highlights inspire you.

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