A Woman's Place


20 January – 31 December 2018
Abbey House Museum

On the centenary of some women getting the vote, A Woman’s Place? looks at the struggles and progress of women in achieving equality and recognition.
The exhibition features stories and objects from strong pioneering women such as Leonora Cohen and Nicola Adams, from 1860 to the present day. Discover how everyday life has changed for women in the home, school and workplace.

We hope to inspire women and girls to believe that their ambitions and achievements are not limited by their gender.

This year's Adult Talk Series [opens as a PDF] runs alongside A Woman's Place and the centenary celebrations. All talks are listed on Leeds Inspired, and are £5 per person. Booking is required: please call 0113 3784079 or email abbey.house@leeds.gov.uk.

Women’s History Study Days - 2018
Meet expert curators and handle objects from the collections on our popular curator-led study days for adults at Abbey House Museum.

World War One Nurses
Thursday 22 Feb, 11am – 3pm
Join Lucy Moore, Project Curator: First World War to learn more about nursing life in WW1 from front line evacuation to convalescence in local country houses.

Leonora Cohen; a Leeds Suffragette
Thursday 15 March, 11am – 3pm
Come and explore our collection of material on Leonora Cohen a Leeds based Suffragette with Nicola Pullan, Assistant Curator of Leeds and Social History. Discover some of the campaigns and events in Leeds and other local areas.

Women and Music
Thursday 6 Sept, 11am – 3pm
Come along and join Kitty Ross, Curator of Leeds Social History to hear and rediscover the works of forgotten women composers from the museum’s sheet music collection.

Women’s Lives
Thursday 25 Oct, 11am – 3pm
Join Nicola Pullan, Assistant Curator of Leeds and Social History to find out how women’s lives have changed over the last 150 years with a chance to look at examples from the museum collections. 
How to book:
All study days cost £10 per person (no concessions), which includes lunch in our café.

To book, call 0113 3784079 or email abbey.house@leeds.gov.uk