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Children, Young People and Schools

People’s History Museum, Manchester

We’re looking forward to an exciting collaboration with the team at the People’s History Museum, Manchester to provide family workshops this Autumn.

PHM is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future - so, it’s the perfect place to explore the future of the Palace of Westminster with children and families.

The Restoration and Renewal Programme will ‘take over’ PHM’s family workshops on Wednesday 27th October 2021 to run interactive storytelling and arts activities exploring the theme ‘Fixing the Houses of Parliament building, for your future!’

About the family workshops

Children will learn about the Palace of Westminster in a fun story telling activity. They will find out about the history of the Houses of Parliament and some of the important events that have happened there.

They will also learn that the Palace of Westminster is really old and needs to be repaired. Using brick shaped pieces of paper, children will build their ideas, thoughts and drawings into a large-scale outline of the Palace of Westminster. They will think about whether the Houses of Parliament need to be more environmentally friendly or whether it should be easier for people to visit.

The children’s ideas will be shared with the Restoration and Renewal programme, as part of a wider programme of public engagement initiatives.


Booking for this free family friendly activity (suitable for ages 5 – 10) is through the People’s History Museum.

Wed 27 October, 1.00pm – 2.00pm - People's History Museum

Wed 27 October, 2.00pm – 3.00pm - People's History Museum