Get involved in one of the most culturally significant stories happening in 2019!

This new interactive website will be fully active in 2019 where you will be able to experience the story of the Peterloo Massacre and discover a programme of new work and special events that explore and commemorate this milestone in British history.  Manchester Histories leads a partnership of cultural organisations and communities in developing the programme which will run from June – August 2019.

Our event deadline has now passed, but If you have your own event or want to put an event on, please email

Manchester Histories will have spaces suitable for all different types and size of events at Manchester Central Library each Tuesday & Thursday (day & evening) and Saturday (9-5pm) from 7 June to 31 August 2019. There will also be opportunities to hold activities in other venues (Science and Industry Museum/People’s History Museum/Manchester Art Gallery) if extra spaces are needed.

If you want to chat to us more about your event please:

Join us at the next Peterloo Network meeting on 14 Feb 2019 at People’s History Museum – where you can also meet other participants and talk to Manchester Histories team about your events or other activities.

Book here for Peterloo Network.

There also will be a Peterloo Big Weekend 15-18 August 2019, with more events, including the unveiling of the new Peterloo permanent public memorial produced by the artist Jeremy Deller. More details of this will be announced at the next network meeting.

Please find Peterloo visual identity and marketing tool kit here.


Our volunteers will help us to create and deliver amazing events for the 200th anniversary of Peterloo.

Volunteer here