The Pankhurst Centre
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An iconic site of women’s activism past and present, the Pankhurst Centre tells the extraordinary story of the Pankhurst family and the birth of the suffragette campaign for votes for women.
Emmeline Pankhurst and her family lived at 62 Nelson Street from 1898-1907. The site is the first-known meeting place of the movement that would later become the suffragettes. You can visit the parlour where it all began as well as explore the other nooks and crannies of the house that provide a window into the lives of this famous radical family.
The Pankhurst Centre is the only museum dedicated to telling the story of women's fight for the vote, a monumental movement in history that has had a huge impact on the ongoing battle for women's equality. The centre is run entirely by women, a testament to the importance of its story.
Today the site is also home to the headquarters of Manchester Women's Aid, supporting women's activism in Manchester and the surrounding areas. A new permanent exhibition, At Home with the Pankhurst Family will focus in on the lives of the Pankhurst family through a range of objects and archive material, and the centre are also planning an accessible archive to put their extensive feminist materials into the public realm.