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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 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.

Inspired? Please volunteer, donate or fundraise for the Pankhurst Centre. 

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

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. Join our mailing list or follow us on social media for updates. 


Events at the Pankhurst Centre

Please note that our upcoming events have been postponed due to the museum's closure during the current coronavirus outbreak. We'll be re-scheduling events as soon as it is completely safe to do so, in line with Government, health and museum guidelines. Keep checking in for news on new dates. Please follow us on facebook and twitter for information about events at the Pankhurst Centre.

  • embroidery quote Paid event

    POSTPONED: Suffragette Threads: Embroidery Workshop

    Start: Sunday 26 April 2020
    End: Sunday 26 April 2020

    In aid of The Pankhurst Trust

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  • Spare Rib Magazine Paid event

    Creative Writing Workshop: Writing As Feminist Action

    Start: Sunday 8 November 2020
    End: Sunday 8 November 2020

    In aid of The Pankhurst Trust

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