Learn about Suffrage this February half term at Wightwick Manor

Paper Rosettes with 'Votes for women' written in the middle

Would you have been a Suffragette or a Suffragist? Learn about the struggles women went through to gain the same voting rights as men.

Come along and join in our family activities this February half-term.

Help us to commemorate the closing of our 'Women and Power year of celebrations. Remember the 100 year anniversary of (some) women gaining the vote by creating your own paper rosette. Which colour will you create? Will it be supporting the peaceful campaigns of the Suffragists such as Millicent Fawcett, or the militant Suffragettes like Emmeline Pankhurst?

Not sure who you would have supported? Then colour your rosette in any colour you wish!

Family crafts on Thursday 22 - Friday 23 February, 11:00am - 3pm. (last entry 2:30pm)

Come along and decide who you would have supported - Millicent Fawcett and the Suffragists or Emmeline Pankhurst and the Suffragettes.

£1.50 per crafter, plus normal admission costs also apply. Please be aware that there may be a wait at busy times due to limited space in crafting area.

Suffragette re-enactment of 'The Trail of Emmeline Pankhurst', Thursday 22 - Friday 23 February, 12:30pm and 1:30pm each day.

Based on the words of Emmeline Pankhurst in her autobiography ‘Suffragette My Own Story’, this live, performance in the Great Parlour is written by Sam Kick from Sunflower Theatre Arts and stars our wonderful volunteers.

Spot the Suffragettes as they quietly gather before the trial, then follow their march to the Great Parlour where the trial will begin!

Performances at 12:30pm and 1:30pm each day inside the Manor. No booking needed, but house tickets required. Performance lasts approximately 20 minutes. No seating provided due to the nature of the performance.

Are you a Suffragist or a Suffragette?
A group of volunteers from Wightwick are dressed up in period costume as Suffragettes in front of the Manor house
Are you a Suffragist or a Suffragette?