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We have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close the Pankhurst Centre to visitors because of the risk to health caused by the outbreak of COVID-19. Our team have now returned to work, and are working on exciting plans for 2021. An update from the team is available here.  

Discover the extraordinary story of the Pankhurst family and the suffragette campaign for votes for women from the place it all began. Sit in the parlour where the first meeting of the suffragettes took place and explore our crowd-funded suffragette garden. Then why not discuss your own campaign over a cuppa and cake? For details of upcoming events, please visit our What's On page. 


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Visit usThe Pankhurst Centre, 60-62 Nelson Street, Manchester, M13 9WP

The entrance to the Pankhurst Centre is at number 62 Nelson Street, opposite the entrance to the Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Entry is free, but we ask that those that can donate to the Pankhurst Trust to ensure the future of this important place. 


Group Tours of the Pankhurst Centre

  • Group Tours of the Pankhurst Centre 

    Come and find out about the Pankhurst family and the suffragette movement with a volunteer-led tour of the Pankhurst Centre. Tours are available on Tuesday afternoons for groups of between 10 and 20 people and take 40 minutes to an hour.

    If you are a group of over 10 people and are planning to visit on one of the usual open days, please also pre-book.  A fee of £3.50 per person is payable for all groups of 10 or more.

    More information about booking a group tour is available to download:

  • Joint Tours with Elizabeth Gaskell's House

    See the homes of two of Manchester's most famous women on this bespoke tour! Visitors can enjoy the beautifully restored home of Victorian author Elizabeth Gaskell and experience the former home of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst in one history-filled day trip. Our joint tours by expert guides are available to pre-book on Tuesdays from £17 per person. There is a minimum of 15 people per tour and a maximum of 40 people.

    Tickets include tea/coffee and cake in the Tea Room at Elizabeth Gaskell's House. Lunch can be provided at an additional cost.

    Booking is made through Elizabeth Gaskell's House. Please call 0161 273 2215 or e-mail

How to get here

  • By Bus: Several bus routes run from Manchester City Centre towards the Pankhurst Centre - you'll need to get off at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Services include 15, 18, 41, 42, 43, 50, 53, 111, 142, 143, 147, 197, V1, V2.

    By Bike: We don't have facilities for cycle parking at the moment, but there are public bike racks outside Morrison's on Grafton Street and at the corner of Oxford Road and Nelson Street.

    By Train: Oxford Road Station and Piccadilly Train Station are about a 30 minute walk from the Pankhurst Centre.

  • By Car: There is no parking at the Pankhurst Centre. There is a NCP / Manchester Royal Infirmary car park on Grafton Street, a short walk away. **Please note that from June 2019, access to the car park will be via Oxford Road and Nelson Street and not Grafton Street as usual. This is to allow for building works for a new helipad at Manchester Royal Infirmary**

    The Pankhurst Centre is not as accessible as we would like it to be. Wheelchair users are advised to call 0161 273 5673 in advance of their visit. We're working hard to ensure that the Centre will be accessible to everybody in the future.

Upcoming Events and Fundraisers

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