Using our archive services - Updated for Winter 2020:

Our Archive staff have returned to work, operating reduced hours and for now, access to materials remains remote as public visits are not yet possible.

Archive staff will be working through online requests and it may take longer than usual to fulfil some requests due to split bubbles to access our stored materials.

Bookable services

Initial enquiries are free but if you need us to do research for you or answer a more in-depth enquiry the following charges may apply. *This may be cheaper than the cost of travelling to Manchester for a visit in person.

  • £15 for 30 minutes of research. If further research is required this would be charged at £30 per hour with a minimum of 1 hour, maximum 3 hours

Includes: A research report summary document, 4 high quality A4  / 2 A3 copies and postage or digital files (non-commercial use), up to 10 additional copies or digital files (JPG/PDF or MP4).

Documents can be transcribed if requested at the additional rate of £10 per page.

Contacting us: 

We remain contactable by emailing [email protected] during normal office hours and will continue to log all requests and deal with them as quickly as possible. 

We advise you to check the website regularly for any updates: Changes will be posted here as soon as they happen.

Email: [email protected]

Tel:  0161 214 0861 (diverted)

Finding Us

The Archive is located at Holyoake House on Hanover Street in Manchester City Centre's Co-operative Quarter.   Hanover Street is just across the road from Victoria Train Station and a short Metrolink (tram) ride to Shudehill from Manchester Piccadilly Station.

The building has an access ramp from street level and a lift to the second floor.

We have no onsite parking; the closest public car park is NCP Printworks, Shudehill, M4 2AT.