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.
It’s also the headquarters of Manchester Women’s Aid, who work with victims of domestic abuse, and it’s a women’s community activism centre. The Pankhurst Centre doesn’t just preserve the past, it continues the struggle for equality today.
The Pankhurst Centre was saved by women, refurbished by women and is now ran by women. It’s a place to learn about the history of women’s suffrage but also a place to inspire women today as they work to make a fairer future for all girls.
You can see exhibitions about the Pankhurst’s domestic lives and discover how they started the Suffragette movement that changed the country right here in their Manchester home at 60-62 Nelson Street. When you step inside, you are entering the house where the first Suffragette meeting took place.
There’s a teeny-tiny café and a small gift shop too. Entry is by pre-booked ticket only and there are only a very limited number. It’s free but donations help keep The Pankhurst Centre open to the public so it can continue to promote women’s rights.