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Special Collections

Special Collections
All Saints Library
All Saints
M15 6BH

Phone: +44(0)161 247 6107
Fax: +44(0)161 247 6349

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 10.00 - 16.00
Saturday 12.00 - 16.00 (term time only)

All of the Special Collections, with the exception of the North West Film Archive, are held at the Sir Kenneth Green Library on the All Saints Campus of MMU, just off Oxford Road. The nearest main-line train station is Manchester Piccadilly (about a fifteen minute walk, or you can catch the Metroshuttle bus). Some trains also stop at Manchester Oxford Road, which is about a five minute walk from the Special Collections.

Parking around the University is limited; please contact 0161 247 2000 for more information.

North West Film Archive

North West Film Archive
Manchester Central Library
St Peter's Square
M60 2LA

Phone +44(0)161 247 3097 (Monday - Friday 09:00-17:00)

Opening hours

Visit us in Archives+ - the Viewing Pods and exhibition are open Monday-Thursday, 09:00-20:00, Friday-Saturday, 09:00-17:00

News and events

Drawing the Modern: The work of Gordon Hodkinson and post-war architectural education in Manchester

10 September 2018 - 5 April 2019

Oceans Apart: Great Migrations, Grand Tours and Atlantic Liners 1870-1940

16 April - 17 August 2018

Outsiders and insiders: Savoy through the lens of the Michael Butterworth archive

25 June - 25 July 2018

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Current Exhibition

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Oceans Apart: Great Migrations, Grand Tours and Atlantic Liners 1870-1940

16 April - 17 August 2018

There's also an archive of previous exhibitions and information about future exhibitions.

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Want to use the collections for study? How to get access to the Collections.