People in history
Discover some of the social history behind our places and uncover fascinating facts about the people who have lived in them
Discover the history of Firbeck Infirmary, its role and why we are bringing it back into the visitor experience at The Workhouse.
Discover new exhibitions and art inspired by special places in the North West. Uncover previously untold stories from the past and see artworks from the National Portrait Gallery on display.
Many of our places have connections to protests, mass social movements and the development of the rights we enjoy today. This year as we mark 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre, a turning point in our democracy, we’ll be exploring these relationships with a year-long programme of events, exhibitions, podcasts and more.
Learn more about how we look after for the special places in our care and get a glimpse of some of the conservation projects we're working on at the moment.