Support the People’s Museum

Our vision for the People’s Museum is ‘a space for us’ to benefit our community through maintaining a sense of place and education, echoing the ethos of a heritage of social reform and radical thinking – huge ideas of social justice that changed lives. 
It’s needed here and now to help this area recover and to preserve the unique character of a London working class ‘town’ at risk from huge destabilising development: Somers Town St Pancras.
This is the place where radical social reformers made their home, and realised their dreams.
Help us do so by donating.

“Somers Town is a small neighbourhood in my constituency It is bounded by busy international stations of Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras, and yet it has retained a cohesive community, in part a living legacy of remarkable 20th Century social housing pioneers.  It’s also a culturally significant area, home to earlier radical ideas about women’s education and medicine, politics, experiments in communal living and theatre – ideas of social justice that reach out to all of us. Amongst its inhabitants over the centuries are William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelly, Charles Dickens, George Padmore, Doris Lessing, Mike Leigh, Jeremy Hardy and many more.

sir Keir Starmer

Friends of the People’s Museum – get benefits!

  • All donors over £200 are Friends and will be invited to our events, and be added to our online Wall of Supporters 
  • All donors over £10 receive a Publication of your choice 
  • All donors over £30 will receive a personal invitation to our In person Events

This is a rich narrative thread of social reformers and radical thinkers, which has been explored by the Somers Town History Club, who have honoured local people’s voices and working class histories. This group are now seeking a permanent museum/ gallery to honour these histories.
I am aware of the vision and extensive work of group, over five years, a group who have the expertise, a solid basis in community, and connections to succeed in the creation of this social enterprise.

Such a museum would enhance the area.  it would help maintain a sense of place, and identity and supported by local people, it would contribute to social inclusion in an area impacted by so much recent development.

I am sure you will agree that this is an important proposal, especially at a time when local communities are at risk of becoming fragmented by large infrastructure projects such as HS2.

I give this project my full support and I hope that you will join me and support the creation of an innovative people’s museum, created in active partnership with the community.’

Sir Kier Starmer, 2019

Our case for support can be obtained by email