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Visit the People's History Museum - Guided Tour of Peterloo Exhibition

Visit to the People's History Museum - Guided Tour of the Peterloo Exhibition

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 from 11:00 to 14:00
11:00 - 12:00 Guided tour of the exhibition (see below)

12:00 - 14:00 An opportunity to visit the rest of the museum independently

Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest

Opening in March 2019 the museum’s headline exhibition for 2019, Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest, forms a central part of its bicentenary programme. The nature of Peterloo and the political repression that followed means there are few artefacts remaining, which in bringing together for the first time key items from the time makes this exhibition all the more powerful. This includes a Peterloo medal, the only one of its kind uncovered to date, which carries the strong and impassioned words of the time, “These things will not endure or be endured”. A newly commissioned film will feature as part of the exhibition, telling the story of Peterloo and the road to democratic reform.

Alongside the exhibition, a gallery will become a Protest Lab, for individuals, communities and organisations to use as an experimental space for creative campaigning and collective action.

Meet at the Museum at 10.50

This update was published on 01 Mar 2019. For more information, please contact Sue Forshaw at MLFHS

Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society