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120th anniversary of the founding of the suffragette movement

The Anniversary Open Evening on Tuesday 10 October (6:30pm to 8:30pm) will share the story of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), who would become known as the suffragettes, in the very setting where these events took place and the journey from parlour to parliament began. Guests will hear about the role of the whole Pankhurst family in the votes for women quest and more about the Pankhurst Centre itself, which despite its historic significance faced demolition in the 19070s. This time it was a group of women that came to the rescue of the Pankhurst Centre and took the first steps to transform the building into a museum, which was opened on 10 October 1987 by Barbara Castle, one of the longest serving MPs in British history. As well as a talk and tour there will be the chance to make a souvenir badge to take home.

Tickets for the Anniversary Open Evening are £15 and include all the activities plus a glass of bubbly and a goodie bag to take home. All the money raised will go towards supporting the work of the Pankhurst Trust. The event takes place from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and tickets are bookable in advance

The Pankhurst Centre’s regular opening hours are every Thursday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm, for further information visit Entry is free, but donations are welcomed