Mechanics’ Institute

Chris Horkan
Mechanics' Institute by KJP1

Mechanics’ Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD – Visit Now

Now a conference and events venue, the Grade II-listed Mechanics’ Institute was the birth place of the TUC in 1868.

It was also the birthplace of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (Umist) and the Cooperative Insurance Society.

  • 103 Princess Street
  • Manchester
  • M1 6DD
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