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Working Class Movement Library

51 Crescent, Salford M5 4WX, England
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Fantastic and rich collection of working class history in a lovely building. Staff were friendly... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Michael M
Well worth visiting if you are interested in Labour history

Tip: try to book a place on the tour - very informative and made a difference. A friend had advised... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Newcastle, UK
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51 Crescent, Salford M5 4WX, England
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Fantastic and rich collection of working class history in a lovely building. Staff were friendly and very helpful, archivist produced items for us to see at short notice. Recommended.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Tip: try to book a place on the tour - very informative and made a difference. A friend had advised us about this - a short bus ride or 45 mins walk from Manchester Piccadilly. If you are interested in trade union, Labour Party, cooperative...More

Thank Geordiegirl_8
Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you're in Salford anyway, this is an interesting place to look round. It is just across the road from Salford University - I nipped in with my 19 year old on a visit there, and he found it very interesting. So many places focus...More

Thank mumandgirl
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Unless you intend to carry out research (and I think you have to book in advance), I would advise against visiting this library. It has limited displays about the movement, so I only spent about 10 minutes there. I was born in Salford, so I...More

Thank grahamrmoore
Reviewed 3 May 2016

on the crescent near Salford University Opposite side of road the history of the working class movement

Thank Terence M
Reviewed 10 March 2016

My husband is doing a OU degree and he had to visit here on one of his assignments so I asked to go to and so glad that I did I thoroughly enjoyed it, took many photos and and it took me back to my...More

Thank fionagail
Reviewed 17 April 2015

This library has a good selection of reference books but also small displays of various aspects of working class history. On Wednesdays there are free talks which are excellent and seem well attended. Tea was available afterwards but other days visitors can go across the...More

Thank christine k
Reviewed 19 April 2014

This is in an old house near the Salford Crescent train station in Salford,UK, right across the river from Manchester. The house holds the lifetime collection of a couple who made it their life's work to gather and preserve the documents of left, including Communist,...More

4  Thank Helena W
Reviewed 28 February 2014

The Working Class Movement Library is , simply , unique . Whether you be scholar, student or just interested in history the collection will have something for you. Its also amazingly friendly Do go , you will be amazed

3  Thank roystonf
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