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Working Class Movement Library


Jubilee House
51 The Crescent
Greater Manchester
M5 4WX

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Tel:+44 (0)161 736 3601

Fax: +44 (0)161 737 4115

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

The M602 runs from the M6 right into Salford. Turn left at the end of the motorway and follow the road up to a T-junction with the A6. Turn right here then immediately left (signposted University and Salford Crescent Railway station). Turn sharp left at the bottom of the road, passing back under the A6. Take the first turning right and then first left. This puts you by a car park at the back of the library.

Public Transport Directions

By Train: There are plenty of trains from the Manchester Piccadilly, Oxford Road, Deansgate line, and the Victoria, Salford Central line which stop at Salford Crescent. Turn left at the top of the steps at the station, then right, down onto the road. walk under the bridge, turn left up the steps and walk straight on. The WCML is the first building you come to.

By Bus: From the direction of Manchester centre, the WCML is fifty yards beyond the Salford University bus stop. All buses passing along Salford Crescent stop there. This includes coaches to and from Blackburn, Bolton, and Blackpool. Jubilee House is distinctive with its black and white gable ends.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Michael M
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 9th 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. Read full review
    • Geordiegirl_8
      Newcastle, UK
      Trip Type:
      Well worth visiting if you are interested in Labour history
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 7th June 2017
      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... Read full review
    • mumandgirl
      Carlisle, England
      Trip Type:
      Unique perspective
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 4th 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... Read full review


    Attraction Facilities

    • Free Admission


    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
    Tuesday - Friday10:00 - 17:00*
    Saturday10:00 - 16:00*

    * Exhibitions open Wed-Fri 1pm - 5pm

    Reading room open by appointment Tues-Fri 10am - 5pm and the 3rd Sat of the month 10am - 4pm

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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