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:

Important update: The Foundation cafe, exhibition and archive are currently closed to the public due to government coronavirus advice. We’re honouring existing event bookings, but check with organisers for postponements or cancellations. We will reopen when it is appropriate to do so. In the meantime, Foundation activities continue apace: check this site and our social media for all things Burgess.

When we are open, our office hours are 10am to 4pm weekdays. Access to the collections is by appointment, and if you would like to arrange a visit please contact Anna Edwards (Archivist) in advance on or 0161 235 0776 (please do not call during the coronavirus closure: email instead).

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.