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.


·         Beryl Burton (cyclist)

·         Edith Pechey-Phipson (pioneering doctor)

·         Mary Gawthorpe (Suffragette and activist)

·         Ivy Benson (1940s band leader)

Made for the Leeds Museums and Galleries collection in 2017 by Katch Skinner, and part of the forthcoming 'A Woman's Place' exhibition. © Leeds Museums and Galleries.