The Pankhurst Centre is an iconic site of women's activism, past and present. Emmeline Pankhurst and her family lived at number 62 Nelson Street from 1898 until 1907, and the first meeting of the movement that became known as the suffragettes took place in the parlour of this house!
The Pankhurst Centre is the only place where members of the public can visit a former home of the Pankhurst family, and is the only museum dedicated to telling the story of women’s fight for the right to vote.
The building continues the fight for women’s equality today as the headquarters of Manchester Women’s Aid, providing confidential services to victims of domestic abuse, and as a women's centre, supporting women’s activism in Manchester and our local community.
Saved by, rebuilt by, and run by women, the Pankhurst Centre is testament to the importance of the story of women's campaign for the vote, and the power it has to inspire action today. Visit us to learn about the history of the fight for women's right to vote and be inspired to fight for change now.
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Visit usThe Pankhurst Centre, 60-62 Nelson St, Manchester, M13 9WP
We're re-opening on Sundays from 17 July 2022! 11am-4pm.
Now you can visit us on Thursdays AND Sundays! We're happy to offer visitors an extra day a week to explore our new exhibition At Home With The Pankhurst Family, to enjoy tea or coffee in our tiny tea room and to pick up a suffragette souvenir from our little shop.
Join us to explore the domestic lives of Emmeline Pankhurst and her family, and discover how they started the suffragette movement from their radical Manchester home.
Entry is by pre-booked ticket (up to 10 tickets available in each timed slot)
Tickets are free, but we suggest a pay-what-you-can donation when you book, to help us keep the Pankhurst Centre open to the public.
Opening hours: Thursdays 11.00am to 4.00pm. And from Sunday 17 July 2022, we're also open Sundays too, from 11.00am to 4.00pm.
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About The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women's Aid)Read more
The History of the Pankhurst Centre
The Pankhurst Centre The Pankhurst Centre at numbers 60-62 Nelson Street is the birthplace of theRead more
Discover the story of the suffragettes from the house where the movement began...Read more
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