Working Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WX

Behind-the-scenes tours of a beautiful building which houses one of the most unusual libraries in the world. There's no shushing here, only friendly people, comfy chairs and the offer of a cup of tea while you settle down with a good book. The Working Class Movement Library exists to tell the story of people's fight for a better world. This is not dreary politics, grey men in grey suits telling half truths. It's a place of ideas, of questions and of demands. The collection covers everything from working life to political life, to union life, to sporting life. It's full of stuff to inspire you to investigate, and to spur you on to participate.

This event took place in September 2014 and the entry is now archived.


Our ground floor exhibitions are accessible for visitors with limited mobility but the behind-the-scenes tours of the building involve a lot of stairs - sorry!

Additional information

Max 8 people per tour/session. This event is part of a programme of heritage based events being delivered in Manchester and Salford by SHOWT (Small Heritage Organisations Working Together). Heritage Open Days events will be held in Manchester and Salford at: Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester; Manchester Jewish Museum; Chetham’s Library; Working Class Movement Library; Greater Manchester Police Museum; Victoria Baths; and the Pankhurst Centre. Check venue websites for more details.


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Date last modified: 27th May 2014 at 17:13

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