Discover Women and Power

In 2018, we have a series of events organised to mark 100 years since some women were first granted the right to vote. Here are selection of Women and Power events taking place in Devon.


Women and Power 2018

Marking 100 years since women were first granted the right to vote in 1918, Women & Power is a nationwide exploration of the impact these social changes had on women of the time, and the legacy that was born from it.

Potratis of Gertrude and Eleanor Acland.

Votes for women?

Two Killerton women campaigned on opposite sides of the debate for women's votes. Discover their stories and find out more about the campaign for women's suffrage. Part of the Women and Power programme.

Marching Suffragettes c.1908

Branded: fashion, feminity and the right to vote

Safe under the newly repaired roof, the fashion collection is back. This year meet the radical women who made fashion political during the campaign for women's suffrage.

Joyce Wethered, champion golfer alongside her contemporaries including Glenna Collett

Golf, Gardens and Guides: discovering the story of Joyce, Lady Amory

Find out more about the incredible life story of Joyce Wethered, later Lady Amory, and the legacy she's left for women today through a new exhibition from 3 March 2018.

Rebecca Finch

Rebecca Finch

Rebecca Finch re-established Finch Foundry as a major player in the tool industry.

Orcombe Point at Exmouth

Edith Pratt OBE, a champion for wartime women

Look back to the First World War when Edith Pratt of Prattshayes forged the way for women in the workplace.

Sara Coleridge, née Fricker

Romantic Women

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - in the life of this great man were some great women whose stories are rarely told. The tales of their lives and their struggles during Coleridge's time at the cottage are revealed through these guided tours.