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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

Keeping up to date

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Current Exhibition

Exhibition poster

Curious Things: A glimpse into the International Mail Art Archive of Michael Leigh and Hazel Jones

16 September 2019 - 3rd April 2020

Special Collections Gallery, 3rd Floor, All Saints Library

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

Full screen image viewer

All the images on the collections pages can also be viewed at your full screen size.

We'd recommend a screen resolution of at least 800x600.


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