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!
To many he was the US’s greatest president, but it was Manchester’s economic collapse during the American Civil War that connected him to this city in the most surprising way.13.04.15
Spring is in the air, a free family activity making themed crafts inspired by the archive collections.15.04.15
A documentary film exploring the experience of two boys growing up in Manchester a generation after their parents first came to the UK.30.04.15