Below you will find information about getting to the venue and access at the event.

If anything is missing or unclear, if you would like information in an alternative format, or to discuss your access needs, please get in touch with us via email at, by calling us 020 7420 9430 or by using our contact form.

We aim to provide an inclusive working environment on all of our events and programmes. This is achieved by working with individual participants to make sure we can meet your access needs for e.g. by confirming wheelchair accessible venues, providing support workers or British Sign Language interpreters or preparing materials in alternative formats. Our experienced facilitators aim to be as flexible as possible in order to make the event work for your particular needs and we will try our best to meet all access requirements. It’s helpful to have advance notice so do let us know what you might need when you book your ticket.

  • Location / Phone Numbers
    People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER
    People’s Museum contact numbers 0161 838 9190 or
  • Access to building
    There are ramps to the main entrance
    Main entrance has automatic opening option

The two main rooms are: The Engine Hall and the Coal Store Conference Room both of which can be accessed by lifts.

On foot:

The museum is on the corner of Left Bank and Bridge Street in the Spinningfields area of Manchester city centre, 5 minutes’ walk from Kendals/House of Fraser on Deansgate By bike: Bike racks are located outside The Left Bank cafe bar entrance on Bridge Street. Visit Transport for Greater Manchester cycling pages for more information on cycling in Manchester

Rail stations:

  • Salford Central (2 min walk)
  • Manchester Victoria (15 min walk or 8 mins on free Metroshuttle 1 or 2)
  • Manchester Piccadilly (20 min walk or 10 mins on free Metroshuttle 1, 2 or 3)
  • Manchester Oxford Road (20 min walk or 10 mins on free Metroshuttle 2 or 3)</li

Metrolink stations:

  • St Peter’s Square (10 min walk)
  • Deansgate-Castlefield (15 min walk) Bus stop (1, 8, 12, 25, 26, 31, 32, 36, 37, 50, X34): Bridge Street (2 min walk)

Free Metroshuttle stop:

  • No 1: Byrom Street (3 min walk)
  • No 2: John Rylands Library, Deansgate (4 min walk)
  • No 3: Byrom Street in peak times only; Mon-Fri, 7.25am – 9.30am & 4.30pm – 7.20pm (3 min walk) /
  • John Dalton Street (5 min walk)

Visit Transport for Greater Manchester Metroshuttle pages for more information

Car parks: New Quay Street, Spinningfields/Bridge Street (2-5 min walk)
Free parking for disabled drivers – when a valid Blue Badge is displayed in the vehicle:

  • On-street parking meters, without time limit (nearest meters: New Bailey Street)
  • Pay & Display machine parking bays, without time limit (nearest bays: Stanley Street by Mark Addy pub)
  • Designated on-street accessible parking bays, without time limit (nearest 5 bays: St Mary’s Street, off Deansgate, side of Kendals/House of Fraser)

Lift access to all floors. All lifts in the museum are wheelchair accessible and the main lift near reception also has audio announcements

Wheelchair accessible toilets are available on the lower ground, ground and second floor. Wheelchair accessible baby changing facilities are available in the Parent & Child Room behind reception on the ground floor, ground floor toilets and second floor toilets

The doors are wheelchair accessible throughout the museum except in some galleries (which is not where the event will be happening).

All talks, sessions and workshops at Emerging Futures will be relaxed with participants free to move about freely.

An induction loop is fitted at the museum reception.  Infrared hearing loop facilities are available throughout the building.

If you let us know in advance we’ll make sure there are BSL interpreters present in each of our conference spaces.

Guide dogs are welcome!

Bursaries are available, find out more here.

If you require any help with registration, please get in touch using our contact form. Alternatively, email or call 020 7420 9430.

People’s History Museum,

Left Bank,
M3 3ER


0161 838 9190