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

Portrait of Edith Vane-Tempest Stewart, Lady Londonderry

This year we’re marking 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.

Over 2018 you’ll be able to discover the stories of the women (and men) from our places who fought both for and against female suffrage through new exhibitions, podcasts, art installations and much more.

You’ll also be able to explore the wider history of women as we uncover previously untold stories of the women who shaped our places.

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