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Pankhurst Centre

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The Pankhurst Centre
The Pankhurst Centre as seen from the Manchester Royal Infirmary car park

The Pankhurst Centre, 60-62 Nelson Street, Manchester, is a pair of Victorian villas, of which No. 62 was the home of Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters Sylvia, Christabel and Adela[1] and the birthplace of the suffragette movement.[2] The villas now form a centre that is a women only space which creates a unique environment for women to learn together, work on projects and socialise. It is a Grade II* listed building as of 10 June 1974.[3]

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 and Helen Pankhurst, Sylvia's granddaughter, opened the Centre on 10 October 1987.


  1. ^ Hartwell 2001, p 320
  2. ^ Anon. "The Pankhurst Centre". The Pankhurst Centre. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Pankhurst Centre 62, Manchester". British Listed Buildings. 


  • Hartwell, Clare (2001), Manchester, Pevsner Architectural Guides, London: Penguin, ISBN 0-14-071131-7 

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