Taking Liberties: Women's Suffrage in Liverpool

Museum of Liverpool

1 January – 31 December 2018

The story of women's suffrage in Liverpool is told through items from the museum's collections.

Suffragette feeding apparatus

The 1918 Club is a discussion forum for women, established by Eleanor Rathbone in 1918, that meets regularly in Liverpool. The group created this display, working with objects relating to women’s suffrage in the Museum of Liverpool’s collections.

Participants wrote labels to explain why the chosen objects were important and what they tell us about the Liverpool campaign to give women the right to vote. Items include disturbing equipment used to force-feed suffragettes at Walton Gaol in Liverpool – a funnel, mouth gag and rubber tube on loan from the National Justice Museum.

There are also oral history recordings of a number of Suffragettes telling their experiences first-hand.

Venue information

Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5pm

Closed 25, 26 Dec (closed from 2pm on 24 Dec)

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