The Foundation

About the Foundation

Established in 2003 by Liana Burgess (1929-2007), the International Anthony Burgess Foundation is an independent charity for everyone who is interested in Burgess’s work.

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Visiting Us:

The Burgess Foundation is reopening. Our archive and reading room will be open for prebooked research visits from Tuesday 8 September (open Tues-Fri 10am-3pm), and our cafe will be open as a takeaway service from Tuesday 15 September (open Tues-Fri 10am-2pm). We are also now taking bookings for events in the autumn. We look forward to seeing you in our wonderful, safely distanced venue.

If you would like to arrange a visit to our archive and reading room, please contact Anna Edwards (Archivist) in advance on or, once we are reopen, on 0161 235 0776.

The building is fully accessible.

Our address is:

International Anthony Burgess Foundation
Engine House
Chorlton Mill
3 Cambridge Street
M1 5BY

By rail

We are very close to Manchester Oxford Road (5 minutes walk), Manchester Piccadilly (15 minutes) and Manchester Victoria (15 minutes) rail stations. National Rail Enquiries has information about services.

By tram

The nearest Metrolink stop is St. Peter’s Square or Deansgate-Castlefield (both 5 minutes walk). TFGM has more details.

By bus

Many local buses serve Cambridge Street and Oxford Road, including numbers 15, 16, 41, 42, 43, 44, 48, 50, 85, 86, 99, 101, 104, 108, 109, 111, 130, 142, 143, 145, 147, 191, 197, 250, 251, 253, 263, 290,and 291. Again, TFGM has more details.

By car

There is very limited short-stay on-street parking immediately outside the Engine House. There is also an NCP car park opposite the building on Hulme Street.

By air

Manchester is served by Manchester International Airport, from which there are trains to Manchester Piccadilly (30 minutes) or taxis (20 minutes).


We are closer to the corner of Hulme Street than Google Maps would suggest, but here is our location anyway.