Remember Remember the 5th of November but what was Manchester’s connection with the Gunpowder...

It is four hundred and fifteen years since the discovery of a consignment of gunpowder in Westminster, what role, if any did this part...

Hopwood Hall’s Rays of California sunshine

The initial works to stabilise the building and provide urgent weather proofing have now been completed at the Grade II listed Hopwood Hall. Jointly funded...

Manchester Jewish Museum discovers Time Capsule from the 1870s

As building work on Manchester Jewish Museum’s major Cultural Capital Development project nears completion ready for its Spring 2021 opening – builders have made...

New Memory Box celebrates Manchester’s proud LGBTQ+ history

An online ‘Memory Box’ celebrating highlights from Manchester’s proud LGBTQ+ history has been published to coincide with this weekend’s Alternative Pride Festival. New Memory Boxes...

Turing Pardon architect calls on tech giants to step in and save hero’s memory

The architect of Alan Turing's pardon and Turing's Law has called on tech giants to step in and save the WWII hero's memory. The calls...

This year’s money to be spent on bin wagons but support for Buile Hill...

Work on restoring Buile Hill Manor will be delayed at least for another year as £800,000 set aside for the project will instead be...

Manchester COVID-19 history project given £1million

A University of Manchester team of researchers and volunteers who have been documenting NHS voices of COVID-19 since March, are to join forces with...

Remains of World’s Earliest Surviving Gasworks in Lancashire are now Protected

The archaeological remains of what is thought to be the world’s earliest surviving gasworks, used to light an early worsted (woollen yarn) spinning mill...

Manchester’s National museum of democracy launches contemporary collecting fundraising campaign

People’s History Museum (PHM) is urgently seeking donations to support its contemporary collecting work as the museum responds to the unprecedented events of 2020 against a challenging backdrop for the cultural sector. The last few months...

Manchester Town Hall bells to fall silent as work continues on restoration project

Manchester Town Hall’s fabled eight-ton hour bell, Great Abel, will temporarily cease to chime from noon on Thursday 25 June, as work on the...