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Celebrate International Women’s Day

3 March 2011

2011 is the centenary of International Women’s Day.  The museum has lots of different events and exhibitions for visitors on Tuesday 8 March as part of this global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. 

In our Community Gallery we have not one, but two new exhibitions related to women. 

Community Gallery: International Women’s Day Manchester Quilt
In March 2010 over 300 people came together at The Monastery in Gorton to celebrate International Women’s Day. Those involved were asked to bring a snippet of fabric and their thoughts on why it was special to them. These amazing stories were brought together and stitched into this eye-catching quilt.

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Community Gallery: Moving The Goalposts – The History of Women’s Football in Britain (1895-2011)

Co-ordinated by Colin Yates, this exhibition includes a wide range of contemporary fine-art work portraying ‘The History of Women’s Football in Britain’. The artists involved comment on key players, teams and landmark events through paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography, textiles and electronic graphics. The exhibition was made possible by an award from The King Baudouin Foundation.

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In addition we have two events that have been timed so if you want, you can do both!

Guided Walk: Manchester in the Time of the Pankhursts
11.30am – 13.00pm/13.30pm
While wealthy Manchester wallowed in Edwardian grandeur in the last glory days before war and slump, all was not well on the city streets. The walk starts at Manchester Visitor Information Centre and ends at the museum.
Suitable for adults.
Booking optional, available via or phone 07769 298 068.
£6 (£5 concessions)

Living History performance: The Hard Way Up – A Suffragette’s Story
2.30pm – 3.15pm
Celebrate International Women’s Day by watching our Living History character based on the life of suffragette Hannah Mitchell.
Suitable for over 9s to adults.
No booking required.

To find out more about International Women’s Day events and activities in Manchester visit