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 can be found near Manchester’s universities, just off the main Oxford Road thoroughfare into the city centre. Read on for more details on our location.

We are open for archive visits and audience events. The daytime café will remain closed, although our licensed bar opens for events. We have increased our remote working, so it is currently worth emailing rather than phoning. Full contact details are here.

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible toilet on the ground floor. If you have particular accessibility requirements, do speak to a member of staff. If you have Covid-19 symptoms, please do not come to the Burgess Foundation.

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

We encourage you to travel into Manchester by public transport if you can. However, if you are travelling my car, there is very limited short-stay on-street parking immediately outside the Engine House. There is also a pay-and-display car park opposite the building on Hulme Street.


Here is our location on Google Maps.