Plant a Seed for Gender Equality

Plant a Seed for Gender Equality

Almost 100 years after the first British Women won the right to vote in the UK, how important is the movement for women’s equality today? The Pankhursts were among those who led the march to achieve change in the name of gender equality, the influence of which is still with us today. They are daughters of the radical city of Manchester, which has a rich history of political activism and involvement in the struggle to achieve equality for all....

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Sylvia Pankhurst’s Typewriter

Sylvia Pankhurst’s Typewriter

Sylvia Pankhurst’s Typewriter is currently being featured as part of A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects. You can find it on display in the Pankhurst Museum. Born in Old Trafford, Sylvia Pankhurst was one of Manchester’s most disruptive daughters. Daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of the British suffragette movement, she was introduced at the age of 14 to the women’s suffrage campaign. Dr Helen Pankhurst,...

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What’s it like to volunteer for The Pankhurst?

What’s it like to volunteer for The Pankhurst?

We want you! The Pankhurst volunteers are an amazing, inspiring group of people, without whom we simply would not have been able to achieve what we have. Yet to deliver our plans for the year ahead – we need more of you! We’re looking for volunteers across a number of different skill sets, so if you are interested in finding out more, please do get in touch! Volunteering at The Pankhurst Centre can be an excellent way to enhance your...

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Heritage Open Day 2017

Heritage Open Day 2017

Who inspires you? Come and share your stories of inspirational women this Heritage Open Day, 7 – 10 September, 10am-4pm. 2017 has already seen some wonderful events take place that have put women of great achievement into the limelight. This year the public had the opportunity to celebrate the significant role women have played in Manchester, by voting for their chosen candidate to be commemorated as the first female monument in Manchester...

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Celebrating 100 years of votes for women

Celebrating 100 years of votes for women

In 2018 we will be celebrating 100 years of the first women’s right to vote in the UK. We are commemorating this with a series of creative activities and events (watch this space!) that will celebrate the achievement of the incredible women who won the vote, culminating in a submission to the Heritage Lottery Fund for c £2.6 million to protect and restore the heritage, history and architecture of 60-62 Nelson Street. As part of the...

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