Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections

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Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections is a museum, gallery and reading room and is open to the public to browse or research the unique collections, attend an event or to see our exhibitions.

The Special Collections Gallery features 3 exhibitions a year, showcasing our collections and artwork by regional and internationally acclaimed artists. We also have a programme of events each year including talks, workshops and tours.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive, Gallery

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 10.00-16.00
Term Time only:
Thursday 10.00-19.00
Satuday 12.00-16.00

Closed: Sunday

Admission charges

Free Admission

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Megaphone with the words Are We There Yet coming out of it

Are we there yet? 150 years of progress towards equality

  • 17 August — 6 November 2015 *on now

From Peterloo to the Pankhursts to Pride, the people of Manchester have played an important role in bringing about change. This exhibition surveys the progress made towards equality in the UK by tracking key events, figures and legislation, with Manchester as a focus. It highlights change through archive photographs, magazines, films, posters and campaign material. Alongside this, children’s books selected from MMU Special Collections reflect changing attitudes to women, disability, race and sexual orientation over the last 150 years. The exhibition invites viewers to consider the present in the light of the past and ask themselves “Are we there yet?”

Suitable for

  • Any age


Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections
Sir Kenneth Green Library
All Saints
Greater Manchester
M15 6BH




0161 247 6107

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