Women and Power: Exploring women’s history at our places

Portrait of Edith Vane-Tempest Stewart, Lady Londonderry

In 2018 we marked 100 years since the Representation of the People Act granted some women the right to vote with a year-long programme called Women and Power.

Suffragette Headquarters

Women & Power: Redressing the Balance conference 

Booking is now live for the Women & Power: Redressing the Balance conference being held at St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford on 6-7 March, 2019. Part of our Women & Power programme, this two day event will bring together museum professionals, academic researchers and creative practitioners to explore the representation of women’s history across the cultural, academic and heritage sectors.

Stories from our places

Lady Jane Grey in her VAD nurses uniform at Stamford Military Hospital (Dunham Massey), Cheshire

Women’s stories from the First World War 

We look after many places with connections to the First World War. Discover stories from the women who played a vital role in the war.

The battle over female suffrage