Exhibition review: Votes for Women

The bold actions of the Suffragettes and the history of London are strongly linked to one another and it is therefore only natural that the Museum of London should dedicate an exhibition to these brave women.

I visited Votes for Women a few weeks ago and I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in this movement and a few hours to spend in London.
The exhibition itself is not that extensive but the displays are located in different areas of the museum and you won't be able to resist browsing other collections too.

Back to the Suffragettes though! From badges and banners to the chains used during protests and the medals earned with prison sentences, the items on display are of a varied nature and help create a complete picture of the times.
My favourite part of the exhibition was a short video running along an entire wall, which combined interviews with women talking today about their predecessors and historical footage. Informative and emotional at the same time, you can watch a snippet of it here:
Before you leave the museum, don't forget to visit the shop, where you can find several interesting suffrage-inspired goodies, like Diane Atkinson's book Rise Up, Women! and this gorgeous Suffragette in miniature!
For more information, click here to visit the museum's website. As usual, please do let me know your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter.


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