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 activist groups 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.
Visit usThe Pankhurst Centre, 60-62 Nelson St, Manchester, M13 9WP
The Pankhurst Centre is open to visitors on Thursdays from 10am - 4pm and from 1pm to 4pm on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.
Entry is free, but we ask that those that can to donate to the Pankhurst Trust to ensure the future of this important place.
Events at the Pankhurst Centre
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Strong Manchester Women On Display
Start: Thursday 14 March 2019 End: Thursday 27 February 2020
In aid of Manchester Women's Aid and The Pankhurst TrustView event
Walking Tour: Manchester Peace Trail on International Women's Day
Start: Sunday 8 March 2020 End: Sunday 8 March 2020
In aid of The Pankhurst TrustView event
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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 building that the movement began...Read more
We are proud to have the support of our fantastic Ambassadors, and so grateful for everything they do to support us.Read more