Manchester Museums

Pankhurst Centre

Pankhurst Centre, ManchesterEmmeline PankhurstChristabel Pankhurst

Nelson Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester M13 9WP. Tel: 0161-273
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 and a Crèche.
The museum
is open Monday to Thursday 10.00am to 4.00pm and the 1st Sunday of each
month from 12noon until 4.00pm. More information is available on Tel:
0161-273 5673. Please
check as times may have changed.
Located just off
Oxford Road/Wilmslow Road main south exit from town centre, about 2
miles, near University Medical School, and adjacent to Manchester Royal
Infirmary Accident & Emergency entrance. Very limited parking.

Also: The

Greater Manchester
Museum of Transport

Manchester Museum of TransportManchester Transport Museum

Street, Cheetham Hill, (Off Queens Road), Manchester M8 8UW. Tel:
0161-205 2122.
Greater Manchester’s public road transport history with the Museum
of Transport in Cheetham, Hill – approximately one mile north of Manchester
City Centre near Manchester Fort Shopping Park. Open every Wednesday,
Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday (and every day in August 2013) from
10am until 4.30pm. Adults £4.00, students / over 60s £2.00,
accompanied children under 16 visit free. Take a trip back in time
with one of Britain’s biggest collections of restored buses, coaches
and trams. From a Victorian horse drawn bus to the prototype Metrolink
tram, see and sit in fascinating vehicles that took Greater Manchester
folk to work, shops and outings to the coast and countryside.
Visit their website:, follow them on Twitter @MoTGM
or at

Heaton Park Tramway Museum

Tram Depot, Heaton
Park, Prestwich, Manchester M25 5SW. Tel: 0161-740
collection of trams, exhibition displays, artefacts photographs and
working models relating to the history and development of trams and
tramways in the Manchester area, from the early horse-drawn trams
of Victorian England to Manchester’s contemporary Metrolink Rapid
Transit Tramway system.

Manchester Police Museum

Greater Manchester Police Museum

57 Newton Street, Manchester (City Centre). Tel: 0161-865 3287.
Open: Tuesday
10.30am-3.30pm (by request)
Housed in an original Victorian police station, the museum has been
preserved and refurbished to show life in a typical 19th century lockup.
Suitable for disabled access.

Broadcasting Museum, Chester

Broadcasting Museum, Chester

The Air”, 42 Bridge Street Row, Chester. Tel & Fax: 01244-348468.
The “On The
Air” Broadcasting Museum Exhibition, set on the first floor gallery
of one of
Chester‘s famous
historic “Rows” covers the whole story of Radio and Television broadcasting
in the 20th century. From the atmospheric vintage radio sounds of original
wireless models and Bakelite radios, to the early experiments of Marconi;
relive the dark days of wartime Britain; discover how radio and television
works; go behind and in front of the camera, or explore some of the
wartime aircraft radio control systems. The Museum also has a workshop,
where antiquated radio receivers stand in various states of repair –
you can even have your own old radio repaired here! Wheelchair access
is available via Weaver Street to Old Hall Passage and Watergate Row.
Open from April-December Mon-Sat 10.00am-5.00pm and Sunday 11.00am-4.30pm,
and from Jan-March Tues-Sat 10.00am-5.00pm, closed Sunday and Monday.
An admission charge is made to the Museum.



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