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Where to celebrate International Women’s Day in Manchester

1 year ago

To quote Beyoncé: “Who run the world? Girls!”

Celebrate women’s achievements this International Women’s Day as we strive towards a world of gender equality. We’ve pulled together some of the best spots for learning and celebration across Manchester, designed to entertain, educate and salute strong women everywhere. 

Here’s to you, ladies. 



  • A copy of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South with tea cup on a table

    Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

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    Visitors to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House can explore the author’s home where she wrote most of her novels such as North and South and Cranford.

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  • The statue of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst in St Peter's Square, Manchester city centre
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    Emmeline Pankhurst Statue


    The Emmeline Pankhurst Statue was unveiled in St Peter’s Square on Friday 14 December 2018; exactly 100 years since some women got the right to vote.

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  • The Imperial War Museum North at Salford Quays
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    Imperial War Museum North


    This quayside location in Trafford Park was bombed heavily during WW2 so it’s especially appropriate that it was chosen as the home of the Imperial War Museum North. 

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  • The door to 62 Nelson Street, where the Pankhurst family lived, and now the home of the Pankhurst Centre museum.
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    The Pankhurst Centre


    The Pankhurst Centre is the former home of Emmeline Pankhurst and her family. Open to the public on Thursday and Sundays, it’s now a museum dedicated to the story of the fight for women’s right to vote.

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  • The People's History Museum in Manchester.

    People’s History Museum


    The People’s History Museum tells the story of the development of democracy in Britain. It’s the only museum in the UK that focuses on the revolutionaries, reformers, workers, voters, and citizens who believed in ideas worth fighting for, like equality, social justice and co-operation.

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  • The exterior of the Working Class Movement Library in Salford, Greater Manchester

    Working Class Movement Library


    Situated in Jubilee House on The Crescent in Salford, the Working Class Movement Library tells the tale of working people’s struggles to be heard through books, journals, pamphlets, archives, photographs, plays, poetry, songs, banners, badges, posters, biographies, cartoons and reports.

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