Manchester Archive

The Society's drawings collection is housed with Manchester Archives in the Manchester Central Library. Contact details and opening times are given below.

St Peters Square, City Centre, M2 5PD

Library: 0161 234 1983, Archives & special collections: 0161 234 1979

Archives and special collections search room opening times (advance notice required):

Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-8pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: closed


We are part way through a project to digitise as many drawings as we can so that the originals can be stored in appropriate conditions for future historians. To see a selection of our digitised images go to PDFs of Scanned Drawings.