View our Exhibition Trail leaflet (JPG 3.5MB) to see where some of our material is on loan around London.
At Last! Votes for Women is on tour to the Musuem of Cambridge
15 September to 11 November
LSE Library's exhibition At Last! Votes for Women features archive items and objects from the Women's Library collection – including three banners, sashes, badges and much more – to show the campaign methods of the three main groups for women’s suffrage, the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) and the Women’s Freedom League (WFL). It concentrates on the last (and often bitter) years of the long campaign of the struggle for women's right to vote from 1908 - 1914, with the inclusion of prison diaries and leaflets detailing tactics, such as 'rushing' the House of Commons.
Moments of Being: An exhibition based on the writings of Virginia Woolf
The Women’s Political and Social Union tea service (1909), with the distinctive emblem designed by Sylvia Pankhurst, is on loan to this exhibition exploring ‘feminist perspectives on landscape, domesticity and identity in modern and contemporary art’. Also on loan from us is a suffragette board game, postcards by Mary Lowndes and a letter from Ray Strachey to Virginia Woolf.
Touring exhibition: Tate St Ives 10 Feb – 29 April 2018; Pallant House in Chichester 26 May – 16 September; Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge 2 October – 9 December
The Future Starts Here: Exploring the power of design in shaping the world of tomorrow
A silk scarf, with white background with border of green and purple stripes, produced by the Women's Social & Political Union (WSPU) is on display as one of 100 objects in an exhibition ‘as a landscape of possibilities for the near future’.
V&A, 12 May – 4 November 2018
The Women’s Hall: Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives
29 May – 20 October 2018
The Women’s Hall at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives is the first major exhibition about the East London Federation of the Suffragettes (ELFS). The free exhibition explores the ELFS campaign for the vote, their split from the WSPU and their wartime projects, which included a co-operative toy factory, a health clinic, and a nursery in a former pub.
Various photographs from our collections have been scanned in and are on display. We have also loaned the handwritten diary of suffragette Gertrude Setchfield which describes her trips to the East End in 1914 to attend ELFS rallies.
Eloise Chapman, Women and Democracy in Oxfordshire
Copy of shield design Oxford, Berks and Bucks Federation banner in an exhibition celebrating the local women’s suffrage movement in Oxfordshire.
Oxfordshire Museum, 4 June – 4 October 2018
Print! Tearing it up: Somerset House
8 June – 22 August 2018
Various copies of Votes for Women and Suffragette have been lent to this exhibition on independent British Magazines and newspapers and their impact on the world.
Voice & Vote. Women’s Place in Parliament
Some of our most important items relating to female suffrage go on display in ‘this landmark public exhibition telling the story of women, the vote and Parliament. It will cover the contribution and impact of women on Parliament over the last 200 years.’
Objects include the 1866 Petition calling for female suffrage, notice of the formation of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), a Suffrage Pilgrimage map and NUWSS tree pamphlet.
Westminster Hall, 27 June – 6 October 2018
Find out more about our suffrage collections.