Campaign fails to turn Ian Curtis’ former home into a museum

Fans intended to buy the house

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A campaign to buy Ian Curtis’ house to convert it to a museum appears to have failed.

The two-bedroom property in Macclesfield went up for sale last month.

The house is listed on property website Rightmove as a “double-fronted character cottage… with two reception rooms, two double bedrooms, a good size kitchen and a shared courtyard garden.”


Shortly after the house went onto the market, Zak Davies started a campaign to save the house, with the intention of turning it into a museum dedicated to Curtis.

At the time, he wrote on his website, “Rather than [the house] be taken by developers or sold for development, we feel a place with such cultural significance with such an important man attached deserves to be made into a museum and somewhere that Joy Division fans from around the world can come to pay respects and learn about Ian Curtis.”

According to a report in The Guardian, it seems that Davies campaign has not yet raised the selling price of £115,000. He has admitted that it is “unlikely” that the required money could be reached, adding that all the donations so far received would instead be passed on to the mental health charity Mind.


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