The Pankhurst Trust


The Pankhurst Trust Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid (PTMWA) is an organisation working to uphold the legacy of the women who bravely fought for the right to vote, whilst supporting and empowering the women of today who are most in need. Working together, the organisation aims to ensure that the powerful story of the women who won the vote continues to inspire us all to challenge gender inequality. Its home at 62 Nelson Street Manchester is the birthplace of the suffrage movement, housing a small museum and heritage centre in what was once the family residence of Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters Sylvia, Christabel and Adela. In 2014, the Pankhurst Centre joined forces with Manchester Women’s Aid and today PTMWA is the largest specialist domestic abuse service provider in Greater Manchester. The Pankhurst Centre is the only extant site connected to the Pankhurst family open to the public, and – astonishingly – the only heritage site in the U.K. dedicated to the story of women’s fight for the vote.