Throughout Manchester’s history, its people have taken a stand against injustice and prejudice.Read more
Some people are born here, some people come here to live. Every one of them shapes our city.Read more
Find out how your neighbourhood has changed through maps, local photographs and original archives.Read more
Archives+ is an exciting City Centre showcase and repository for archives and family history. Situated in the magnificent Manchester Central Library, this purpose-built centre brings together a partnership of amazing regional and national
collections of documents, photographs and films, and helps to satisfy a growing demand for accessible community history and personal heritage. It is easier than ever before for you to find what you’re looking for under one roof!
16 August 1819: the blackest day in Manchester history. More than 60,000 people came to St Peter's Fields to demonstrate in favour of the right to vote and end to unjust laws.10.08.15
Use our beautiful archives and special collections to inspire you and print your own canvas bag to take away.17.08.15
Saturday spectacular-Film, Flags and Family an afternoon activity to take you back to the 1940's and make flags and other vintage crafts.15.08.15