The Pankhurst Trust

About Us

In 2014 The Pankhurst Trust and Manchester Women’s Aid merged to form one charity The Pankhurst Trust with the joint purpose of fighting for gender equality, ending violence against women and girls and celebrating the birthplace of the Suffragette movement.

As well as the Heritage Museum we also support women who have left, want to leave or whom are in the process of leaving an abusive relationship

The Pankhurst Centre museum is open to the public every Thursday and on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.
We offer pre-booked group tours on Tuesday afternoons.

Volunteering at The Pankhurst Trust

Volunteering is a great way to support us.  Our team is constantly growing and we welcome applications from applicants of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience from novice to expert!

Our Volunteers are smashing (and not just the Patriarchy!) and help to share the history and legacy of the suffragette movement, and support women with services from housing to counselling.

Our roles range from helping to welcome visitors to the museum, helping with our women’s drop in service, supporting group counselling, helping out behind the scenes and beyond…!

  • “My volunteering role exceeded my expectations. I initially volunteered as a play worker, then at the women’s drop-in. Everyone is really nice and welcoming, the atmosphere at the women’s drop-in and play sessions was very friendly. The extra opportunities such as training and other roles provided for volunteers is really good.”

    Play Work Volunteer • The Pankhurst Trust Volunteer
  • “It was a truly amazing experience! The women we spoke to were inspirational and a pleasure to speak with. They made our trip to the centre a truly memorable one”

    Museum Visitor • Pankhurst Trust, May 2019

Reading Nature’s Library opportunities

We’re partnered with some of the most prestigious cultural venues in Manchester.

  • Pankhurst Museum Volunteer

      The Pankhurst Trust brings together Manchester Women’s Aid and the Pankhurst Centre. We work together to ensure the powerful story of the women who won the vote continues to Read more…