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    Radical Thinking

    Throughout Manchester’s history, its people have taken a stand against injustice and prejudice.

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    Some people are born here, some people come here to live. Every one of them shapes our city.

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    Find out how your neighbourhood has changed through maps, local photographs and original archives.

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What is Archives+?

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!

What's On

  • Bonjour Manchester – Free Talk 

    The 'adopted' town of Mezieres, an Impressionist painter, St Denis, the man who flew to Burnage, a simple station doorway - these are just some of Manchester's links with France.

  • Spotlight On: Pakistani Community 

    From poets to politicians, Pakistanis make up the largest and one of the most well-established communities in Manchester. Come along and find out more.

  • We’re all going on a summer holiday 

    We're all going on a summer holiday-half term activity. A chance to see our vintage suitcase handling resource.


What's New

Alexandra Park Pageant, 27 June 1970

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