The Pankhurst Centre

The Pankhurst Centre The former home of Emmeline Pankhurst and the birthplace of the suffragette movement. Now a museum and Grade II listed building. Free and open to everyone.
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This modest Georgian town house was the Manchester home of the world famous leaders of the Suffragette Movement, whose militant protests were instrumental in the introduction of voting rights for women during the Edwardian era. Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst, and her daughter Christabel together formed the Women's Social and Political Union in 1903, after Emmeline's daughter Sylvia had been invited by a member of the Independent Labour Party to paint a hall in Salford in memory of her father, an active social and political reformer and lawyer, but was unable, by virtue of her gender to attend the opening meeting. The museum displays the work and struggle of women suffragettes, as well as reflecting everyday domestic life in the Pankhurst parlour. Also there are Meeting Rooms, available for hire. The Pankhurst Centre is open Thursdays 10-4pm To celebrate the sensational, sell-out charity première and forthcoming general release of the film Suffragette, we will be open all weekend - 10th and 11th October. See where it all began...

This modest Georgian town house was the Manchester home of the world famous leaders of the Suffragette Movement, whose militant protests were instrumental in the introduction of voting rights for women during the Edwardian era. Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst, and her daughter Christabel together formed the Women's Social and Political Union in 1903, after Emmeline's daughter Sylvia had been invited by a member of the Independent Labour Party to paint a hall in Salford in memory of her father, an active social and political reformer and lawyer, but was unable, by virtue of her gender to attend the opening meeting. The museum displays the work and struggle of women suffragettes, as well as reflecting everyday domestic life in the Pankhurst parlour. Also there are Meeting Rooms, available for hire. The Pankhurst Centre is open Thursdays 10-4pm To celebrate the sensational, sell-out charity première and forthcoming general release of the film Suffragette, we will be open all weekend - 10th and 11th October. See where it all began...

Mission: To ensure that the powerful story of the women who won the vote continues to inspire those who dare to challenge gender inequality and the violence and social injustice this fosters. To work to ensure that people suffering, or at risk of, domestic abuse receive appropriate support.

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"Women of today and the Suffragettes have a LOT in common." Yesterday's BBC Woman's hour featured Screenwriter Abi Morga...
08/10/2015

"Women of today and the Suffragettes have a LOT in common."

Yesterday's BBC Woman's hour featured Screenwriter Abi Morgan and Hollywood actress and gender equality campaigner Geena Davis.

Suffragette - the film's screen writer, Abi Morgan, and its historical advisor, Professor Krista Cowman, on bringing the fight for women's right to vote powerfully to life on screen.

Catch it here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06fmppr#playt=00h20m51s

Visit us where it all began - Open Weekend this Sat/Sun 10th & 11th October.

Come and have a cream tea in "Emmeline Pankhurst's Parlour" at the Pankhurst Centre this Wednesday, 7th October.  Have h...
06/10/2015

Come and have a cream tea in "Emmeline Pankhurst's Parlour" at the Pankhurst Centre this Wednesday, 7th October.

Have high tea with Christabel Pankhurst, the famous suffragette. Ask her questions about women's suffrage and the fascinating history of the centre.

Look around the museum. Perhaps buy a keepsake. Eat cream scones and cucumber sandwiches. Have your photograph taken with Christabel by The Pankhurst's blue plaque.

Find out how to volunteer for our charity in one of the many roles we have to offer, from the Heritage Centre to the foodbank.

Above all, come and see us and enjoy some cake!

Did you know that suffragettes were famous for their use of spectacle and when they held important events or parades oft...
06/10/2015

Did you know that suffragettes were famous for their use of spectacle and when they held important events or parades often used white fresh cut flowers as part of their display?

Thanks to the support of Venus Flowers, our Manchester High School suffragettes will be suitably and beautifully floral ...
06/10/2015
Venus Flowers

Thanks to the support of Venus Flowers, our Manchester High School suffragettes will be suitably and beautifully floral at the charity premiere of Suffragette on Friday.

https://www.facebook.com/VenusFlowersManchester

A place to showcase the work of our extremely talented and creative Venus Flowers Team

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We've done it!  Our charity première of Suffragette is a sell-out! THANK YOU to everyone who has bought tickets to suppo...
29/09/2015

We've done it! Our charity première of Suffragette is a sell-out! THANK YOU to everyone who has bought tickets to support us.
On this night, people of Manchester and beyond will come together to celebrate and honour the women chronicled in the film: the Suffragettes who fought for, and won, the vote for women nearly a century ago.

We are thrilled that Dr Helen Pankhurst, great granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, will be joining us at the screening and, together with Stella Duffy (writer, theatre maker and Women’s Equality Party Campaigner), Jess Lishak (University of Manchester) and Farrah Storr (editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine) will answer questions on the Pankhursts, the Suffragettes and the ‘legacy’ of women’s suffrage in relation to the wider women’s movement and contemporary struggles to tackle gender inequality and injustice.

This really will be a very special evening. Angel Square will be lit up in WSPU colours on the night and keep an eye out for our suffragettes, who will be dressed by Venus Flowers.

If you’re a bit far from Manchester or just didn’t bag tickets in time, the film is on general release from Monday October 12th. Or catch the World Premiere as it opens this year’s London Film Festival.

And everyone is welcome to come and see where it all began, in the parlour at 62 Nelson Street, where the very first meeting of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) took place. The grade II listed building that is now known as The Pankhurst Centre.

Whether you’re booked to see the film in its first week or still buzzing from the premiere, come and see us at our open weekend on 10th/11th October, where we’ll be opening our doors to all who’d like to come and sense the history of this iconic place. Bring your daughters, bring your sons, have a cup of tea! This is where it all began, almost 100 years ago…

Helen Pankhust - great-granddaughter of Emmeline - gives some interesting background to the family ahead of the #Suffrag...
14/09/2015
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Helen Pankhust - great-granddaughter of Emmeline - gives some interesting background to the family ahead of the #Suffragettemovie


To attend the Charity Première of the film, click here - http://bit.ly/1MgfPgj


http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/sep/12/courageous-suffragettes-helen-pankhurst-film

A film out next month tells the story of women’s emancipation, and Helen Pankhurst has a small role. As the great-granddaughter of the woman who founded the suffragette movement, it was a chance to mend a family split

The Pankettes - The Pankhurst Choir - flashmobbing Coffee4Craig in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester.
12/09/2015

The Pankettes - The Pankhurst Choir - flashmobbing Coffee4Craig in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester.

Open Day
12/09/2015

Open Day

The garden, with the MRI in the background.
12/09/2015

The garden, with the MRI in the background.

Some of our tireless volunteers, en route to the Volunteer Awards.
12/09/2015

Some of our tireless volunteers, en route to the Volunteer Awards.

About the Pankhurst Centre
12/09/2015

About the Pankhurst Centre

Election Day 2015
12/09/2015

Election Day 2015

Squatting to be saved
12/09/2015

Squatting to be saved

Spotlight on Christabel Pankhurst, daughter of Emmeline.http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/the-role-of-british-women-i...
12/09/2015
Christabel Pankhurst - History Learning Site

Spotlight on Christabel Pankhurst, daughter of Emmeline.

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/the-role-of-british-women-in-the-twentieth-century/christabel-pankhurst/

Christabel Pankhurst, along with her mother Emmeline Pankhurst, was one of the driving forces of the Suffragette movement. Christabel had a sister, Sylvia. However, Sylvia left the movement when Emmeline expressed the view that a patriotic Suffragette should help the war effort. Sylvia was a committ…

12/09/2015

Have you visited the Pankhurst Centre yet? We are open Sunday, September 13th as part of the Heritage Open Days weekend.

Come and stand in the very parlour where Emmeline Pankhurst held the very first meeting of the WSPU* and breathe in the history.

Then learn about how, in the 70s, this now Grade II listed building was saved from the bulldozers by the grit, determination and sheer bloody-mindedness of the local people.

Today it is a museum and community space that supports and promotes women's rights, with an eye on the future. Watch this space.

* https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_Social_and_Political_Union

The Pankhurst Centre's cover photo
11/09/2015

The Pankhurst Centre's cover photo

The Pankhurst Centre
11/09/2015

The Pankhurst Centre

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60-62 Nelson Street
Manchester
M13 9WP

General information

The Pankhurst Centre 60-62 Nelson Street Chorlton on Medlock Manchester M13 9WP 0161 273 5673 [email protected] OPENING HOURS: Thursday 10am-4pm

Opening Hours

Thursday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

01612735673

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