Museum

The Pankhurst Centre

The Pankhurst Centre
60-62 Nelson St
Manchester
M13 9WP
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01612735673

Opening Hours
  • Mon - Closed
  • Tue - Closed
  • Wed - Closed
  • Thu - 10am - 4pm
  • Fri - Closed
  • Sat - Closed
  • Sun - Closed

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External shot of The Pankhurst Centre
The Pankhurst Centre

The Pankhurst Centre is an iconic site of women’s activism, past and present.

This historically significant, Grade II listed building, at 62 Nelson Street, was the home of Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters, who led the Suffragette campaign for Votes for Women, and the “Pankhurst Parlour”, is where the first meeting of the Women’s Social and Political Union was held in 1903. The Centre houses a small museum and heritage centre which tells the story of the Women’s Suffrage movement.

In 1974, the significance of the Pankhursts’ former home was recognised when the building received listed status.  The house had faced the prospect of demolition, when a campaign to save it successfully halted this and led to its Grade II listing, and recognition of its significance to the nation. On 10 October 1987 62 Nelson Street was opened as a small museum dedicated to the Pankhurst family and the women’s suffrage movement, with the parlour restored to how it would have been when Emmeline held her first meeting about suffrage in 1903. The adjoining property 60 Nelson Street is a women’s centre.

As a women’s community centre it provides space for activities and events run by women, for women. It offers a unique place in which women can learn together, work on projects and socialise.

 

 

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