Suffragette City

Surveillance photographs of Suffragettes imprisoned in Holloway

In March 2018 we invited you to walk in the shoes of a Suffragette and experience what it was like for those campaigning for suffrage in London, before the partial grant of the vote to women in 1918.

Please note: Suffragette City has now finished its run in central London. We are currently exploring new ways of bringing this immersive experience to more people around the country.

Inspired by the extensive collections of The National Archives, we re-created three spaces at the London Pavilion, in Piccadilly Circus, including a Suffragette headquarters, a prison and a tearoom.

You were able to join us at our headquarters and take part in our immersive experience where you were set tasks and confront the difficult decisions faced by those in the movement.  

For the National Trust and The National Archives the project formed part of their wider programmes that commemorate 100 years of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which granted the vote to property-owning women over the age of 30 or graduates voting in a university constituency. It also marks 90 years since the 1928 Amendment of the Representation of the People Act that created equal suffrage between men and women.

To find out more about our Women & Power programme click here.

To find out more about The National Archives' Suffrage 100 programme click here.

This project is a partnership between the National Trust, The National Archives and the Aziz Foundation, delivered by O’Neill/Ross