60-62 Nelson Street, Manchester was the birthplace of the suffragette movement, and now houses a small museum, heritage centre and women’s service. 62 Nelson Street was the home of Emmeline Pankhurst and her family; it was in the parlour of this house that the Women’s Social and Political Union - the campaign for Votes for Women that became known as the suffragettes - began. The museum and heritage centre is open to the public on Thursdays from 10am-4pm, and on the second and fourth Sunday of the month, from 1-4pm. We think everyone should have access to this important place, so work hard to ensure entry remains free.
The Pankhurst Centre is the headquarters of Manchester Women’s Aid, which provides advice and support to those experiencing domestic violence and abuse. The Centre also provides space for other services, activities and events run by women; we host a number of women’s organisations and projects that support women, and continue to fight for women’s rights today, as the suffragettes did all those years ago.