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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 - astonishingly- we are also 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 activist groups in Manchester and our local community.  

Saved by, rebuilt by, and run by women, the Pankhurst Centre is testimony to the importance of this story, 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.

Inspired? You can also volunteer, donate and fundraise for the centre. 

Pankhurst Centre The Pankhurst Trust Centre

Visit us60-62 Nelson St, Manchester, M13 9WP

Our volunteers open the Pankhurst Centre to visitors on

Thursdays from 10am - 4pm  

and on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 1pm - 4pm  

Entry is FREE, please donate to support the Centre


Events at the Pankhurst Centre

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  • Safe hands Free event

    Weekly women's drop in

    In aid of Manchester Women's Aid and The Pankhurst Trust

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  • Strong Mcr Women marching Free event

    Strong Manchester Women On Display Thursday 14 March 2019

    In aid of Manchester Women's Aid and The Pankhurst Trust

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  • Image for RVV event launch Free event

    Rise Voice Vote Youth Engagement Toolkit Launch Thursday 4 April 2019

    In aid of The Pankhurst Trust

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  • Image of Taylor Giocoma Paid event

    Hold On! Taylor Giacoma performance Thursday 4 April 2019

    In aid of Manchester Women's Aid

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    Visit Us

    Discover the story of the Suffragettes from the building that the movement began...

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