Commemorative Plaques Scheme

Harrison Ainsworth Commemorative plaqueRichard Cobden Commemorative plaquePeterloo Commemorative plaque

Manchester City Council commemorative plaque scheme

Manchester City Council installed its first commemorative plaque in 1960, and since then we’ve installed over 100 of them. Plaques are an effective and visible means of celebrating Manchester's heritage and our historic environment, tangibly connecting past and present, increasing pride among local communities and giving a sense of place to residents and visitors. Plaques can also play an important conservation role, helping to highlight buildings with historic associations and support their preservation.

Is there someone you'd like to commemorate?

If you would like to submit a proposal for a new commemorative plaque, you can apply online here or request a form from:

Bev Hogg,
Project Assistant,
Manchester Art Gallery,
Mosley Street,
M2 3JL,

Tel: 0161 235 8803

To ensure the quality consistency and transparency of the scheme, we apply a set of criteria to all new nominations.

Public Art

Peel Monument figure
Find out more about the city’s rich history and lively present through the monuments on our streets and in our squares and parks.