Admission Charges: Free
A community resource for Manchester women. The Pankhurst Centre in Manchester provides a women-only space that creates a unique environment in which women can learn together, work on projects and socialise.
The centre is of historical significance as it was the home of Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters Sylvia, Christabel and Adela who were heavily involved in the campaign for votes for women. It has been converted from the original pair of Georgian houses at 60 & 62 Nelson Street, Manchester 13: all the other buildings in the street are comparatively modern apart from the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and part of the Royal Infirmary.
It also contains a museum: The Pankhurst Parlour which has become a memorial to the suffragette movement, its Edwardian style furnishings evoke the home of Mrs Pankhurst and her daughters. The Parlour was the first room in the Pankhurst Centre to be redecorated and was the centre of attraction when Barbara Castle opened the Centre on 10 October 1987.
Their classes cover a wide range of interesting topics including:
- Web Design
- Personal Development
- Self Defence
- Arts and Crafts
- Tai Chi and Health Living
The centre also provide creche facility.
Note: Rooms are available for hire. Suitable for formal and informal meeting with easy chairs and sofas.