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image for Exhibition item typeSnapping the Stiletto: Essex Women at Hollytrees Museum

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Exhibition, Sat 9 Nov 2019 - Sat 18 Jan 2020, free entry

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A worker at the EKCO factory in Southend. Image courtesy of Southend Museums.

Contact

Colchester Museums

Address

Castle Park,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1UG

Details

Following the Centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 which gave the first British women the vote, this exhibition celebrates the diverse and inspirational stories of Essex women.


From the Suffragettes to the Land Army, those working in Nursing, Police, the Red Cross and our local industries, this exhibition will retire the negative stereotypes of "Essex girls". We will celebrate the lives and accomplishments of strong Essex women.

This touring exhibition has been created by volunteers as part of 'Snapping the Stiletto', a county-wide project, researching how much Essex women's lives have really changed since 1918. Has the vote really given women equal opportunities with men? How much work is there still to do?

Essex County Council has supported a partnership of 11 local museums to try and answer these questions. Our project volunteers have been working with curators to re-examine their collections and research what is has meant to be an Essex woman during the last century.

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toilets

Access may be limited for users of larger wheelchairs, a manual wheelchair is available for use. Owing to fire regulations, groups of more than two wheelchair users need to pre-book.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 9 Nov 2019 - Sat 18 Jan 2020

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 9 Nov - Sat 18 Jan Snapping the Stiletto: Essex Women

Location

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Map reference: TM 000252  Lat: 51.89008 Long: 0.90536

Hollytrees Museum is situated in the Castle Park, just off Colchester High Street.

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets

Access may be limited for users of larger wheelchairs, a manual wheelchair is available for use. Owing to fire regulations, groups of more than two wheelchair users need to pre-book.