The Great Hall, The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ
An brand new exhibition celebrating the many inspirational women, past & present, from Winchester & the wider Hampshire area. You can read the fascinating stories of these influential female figures & suggest your own additions to the list.
Our specially curated exhibition ‘Extraordinary Women’ ties in with the centenary of women’s suffrage, and celebrates some of the most inspirational female figures who were born, or spent much of their lives in Winchester and the surrounding area.
Visitors will be able to discover the fascinating stories of historical women from our Anglo-Saxon and medieval past, through to Victorian society, and the railway women of the Second World War. They can marvel at the writers and artists – from Georgian times through to the present day - who have reached, informed and entertained wide audiences with their works of literature, poetry and art. Some women will have made important contributions within the fields of science and engineering or business and education, or inspired others with their sporting achievements. Many others will show their humility and dedication in their pursuit of equality, social reform or charitable endeavours.
Some names will be well known and others less so, but all these celebrated female figures, past and present, have played an influential role in our local heritage or contributed to society as a whole. Many of the women showcased continue to live and work in Winchester today.
As well as reading the fascinating stories of these influential female figures and visitors will have the opportunity to suggest additions to the list of Hampshire’s extraordinary women.
● Thursday 13 September: 1000-1630
● Friday 14 September: 1000-1630
● Saturday 15 September: 1000-1600
● Sunday 16 September: 1000-1630
No booking required.
There is ramp access up to The Great Hall.
Allow up to 1 hour to visit the exhibition and The Great Hall. The exhibition is one of more than 20 events taking place this year in Winchester to celebrate 'Extraordinary Women'. There are also talks, guided walks, performances and workshops. Do visit our website and printed programme to find out more.