Nearly a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, we have become accustomed to virtual experiences – be it Teams meetings, Zoom quizzes or online events. Manchester is a city famous for its arts, culture, and music, and to ensure that the public can carry on enjoying all that the city has to offer, a number of these events have been adapted so as to be available online. Staff at our Manchester self storage facility have put together a list of some exciting upcoming events and opportunities.

Manchester Museum From Home + Manchester Museum Podcast

“Stan the T-Rex in the Manchester Museum” by Gidzy is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Manchester Museum wish to continue connecting with and inspiring their audience, and so have uploaded their digital content on to a mobile site – allowing for the Museum to be explored from the comfort of your own home. The website can be found here.

To further connect with people at home, Manchester Museum are also recording a podcast about the collections and the workings of the Museum, featuring special guests. The podcast is available online as well as on Spotify and a number of other podcast providers.

Peterloo to the Pankhursts – Free Online Course

If you’re searching for a free and engaging learning experience to fill up your spare time, then the online course Peterloo to the Pankhursts: Radicalism and Reform in the 19th Century could be just the one. Created by expert archivists, curators and historians from the People’s History Museum (in partnership with Royal Holloway) the 4-week course dives into the history of this politically significant time. The course uses materials from the collection of History of Parliament Trust, Parliamentary Archives and The National Archives. Click here to sign up for free or to find out more.

Climate Talks by the Science Museum Group

Throughout 2021, the Science Museum Group – which Manchester Science and Industry Museum is a part of – are hosting a series of Climate Talks. These will be panel discussions, Q&As and events featuring leaders, experts, activists and campaigners. The talks will cover topics including fuel, capitalism and environmentalism, and clean energy. It is free to attend the talks and online tickets can be booked here. It is also possible to make a small donation online to support the Museum Group.

The Hallé Winter Season 2020/21

Manchester’s symphony orchestra, the Hallé, will be returning to the stage for a Winter Season of nine unique concerts, broadcast from The Bridgewater Hall and Hallé St Peter’s. The streamed events will also include interviews with conductors, artists and members of the orchestra. Tickets can be bought here – concession tickets for NHS staff and others are also available.

Early Years PLAY Live

The Whitworth have brought their Early Years programme online for the duration of the pandemic. On a selected Monday each month, they run live Zoom play workshops. The sessions are 45 minutes long, and are designed for under 5s and their grown-ups. More information about these events can be found here.


As the UK continues to stay at home so as to protect the NHS, having virtual events to look forward to can definitely help pass the time! Although Manchester-based, these events can be enjoyed across the country.

If you are in the Manchester area and are in need of a storage unit, then get in touch with the team at The Store Room Manchester!