Museum Collections (37 total)

Use this list to explore the collections, archive and historical events of the the Manchester Art Museum.

The Ancoats Cotton Twist Company, Ancoats

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The Ancoats Cotton Twist Company, Ancoats, 1850

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Mills, McConnel and Co's Mill, Ancoats

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Mills, McConnel and Co's Mill, Ancoats, 1820

From an old watercolour drawing of the period.

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McConnel & Company's Mills, c. 1915

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McConnel & Company's Mills, c. 1915, 1913

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Fairbairn's mechanical engineering works, Canal Street

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Fairbairn's mechanical engineering works, Canal Street, H. Milligan, 1853

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A sister from Central Hall visiting a house, Methodist Church.

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A sister from Central Hall visiting a house, Methodist Church., 1893

Central Hall, Slum street, Ancoats.

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A service in the slums, Central Hall.

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A service in the slums, Central Hall., 1893

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Children in Jersey Dwellings

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Children in Jersey Dwellings, 1893

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Men selling firewood, Ancoats

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Men selling firewood, Ancoats, 1893

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Fairbairn’s mechanical engineering works, Canal Street.

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Fairbairn’s mechanical engineering works, Canal Street., H Milligan, 1853

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Back-to-back houses illustrated from an aerial perspective, c 1850.

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Back-to-back houses illustrated from an aerial perspective, c 1850., 1850c.

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Coffee Tavern in Women's Shelter

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Coffee Tavern in Women's Shelter, 1893

Central Hall

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Coffee Tavern in Women's Home, Central Hall.

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Coffee Tavern in Women's Home, Central Hall., 1893

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St Andrew School

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St Andrew School, 1900

Children at St Andrew School, Homer Street

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Round Chapel

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Round Chapel, A. W. Johnson, 1900

Children playing on the playground.

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Housing Closets

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Housing Closets, H. Entwistle, 1897

2 Stone Street

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Housing Royle Street, Ancoats

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Housing Royle Street, Ancoats, City Engineers, 1896

Photograph taken by city engineers

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Caroline Street

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Caroline Street, 1890

taken from Sandford Street

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Housing Harrison Street

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Housing Harrison Street, 1898

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Common Lodging House

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Common Lodging House, 1897

No. 12 Blossom Street

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Pollard Street, Labourers dwellings

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Pollard Street, Labourers dwellings, H. Entwistle, 1896

Back and Front View

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2 & 4 Rolleston Street, Ancoats

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2 & 4 Rolleston Street, Ancoats, 1896

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Oldham Road, Cornwall Street

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Oldham Road, Cornwall Street, H. Entwistle, 1896

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Housing Royle Street, Ancoats

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Housing Royle Street, Ancoats, 1896

Photograph taken by city engineers - HELEN TO ADD DESCRIPTION

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Housing Poland Street, Ancoats

Housing Poland Street, Ancoats

Housing Poland Street, Ancoats, Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Archive+, 1897

Photograph taken by city engineers

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Photograph of the backs of Victoria Square Dwellings, Ancoats, 1896

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Photograph of the backs of Victoria Square Dwellings, Ancoats, 1896, H Entwistle, 1896

In response to concerns about the unhealthy slums in which many people lived, Manchester City Council set up a Dwellings Committee in 1885. As a…

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Photograph of Ancoats, 1895

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Photograph of Ancoats, 1895, 1895

In 1889, a report on the housing conditions in Ancoats concluded that an annual death rate of over 80 per 1000 meant that between 3,000 and 4,000…

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Film: Horsfalling, 42nd Street, Ancoats

Film: Horsfalling, 42nd Street, Ancoats, dir. Belle Vue Productions, prod. Belle Vue Productions, University of Manchester, 2014

Horsfalling was the name of a creative project produced by 42nd Street and Grizedale Arts in spring 2014. The project took the form of a pop-up shop…

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The Horsfall, 42nd Street, Ancoats

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The Horsfall, 42nd Street, Ancoats, 2013-2016

In 2013, 42nd Street, a mental health charity working with young people in crisis, launched a new creative programme called A Different Spirit. The…

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Map of Ancoats, 1897

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Map of Ancoats, 1897, Manchester Art Museum Annual Report, 1897, 1897

This map showing the location of the Ancoats Hall was printed on the cover of the early Annual Reports of the Manchester Art Museum. It was…

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Photograph of the Manchester University Settlement Playground

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Photograph of the Manchester University Settlement Playground, 1903

The founders of the Manchester Art Museum and the University Settlement believed that physical recreation was as important for children as aesthetic…

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Photograph of Children in a Street in Ancoats

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Photograph of Children in a Street in Ancoats, 1903

In 1903, Professor Francis Greenwood Peabody established The Social Museum at Harvard University. The aim of the Museum was "to promote…

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Print of Ancoats Hall

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Print of Ancoats Hall, 1825

The original Ancoats Hall was a timber-framed country house, built for the Mosley family.

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Photograph of Ancoats Hall

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Photograph of Ancoats Hall, T Brooks, 1964

By the 1960s, Ancoats Hall was in a state of disrepair and was finally demolished.

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Map of Ancoats, 1910

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Map of Ancoats, 1910, H Milligan, 1910

This map shows part of Ancoats, with the Art Museum surrounded by streets of back-to-back housing and industrial buildings, including mills, printing…

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Plan of Old Ancoats Hall

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Plan of Old Ancoats Hall, G B Corbett, 1778

A plan of Ancoats Hall and the surrounding area, including the names of nearby residents.

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Photograph of the Manchester Art Museum, Ancoats Hall

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Photograph of the Manchester Art Museum, Ancoats Hall, W Ellis, 1900

In 1868, Ancoats Hall and its surrounding land was bought by the Midland Railway for the new Ancoats railway station, which opened in 1870. In 1886,…

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Manchester University Settlement Activities, 1899

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1899, Manchester University Settlement Activities, 1899, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement

This page from the 1899 Annual Report of the University Settlement describes the range of activities and support provided for the local community.…

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