Long before the suffragettes and #MeToo, the pen was in these women’s hands.

This display in the library at Chawton House includes writers from Bathsua Makin (c1600-c1673) to Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) who took on issues of equality, gender difference, biology as destiny, education and equal pay.

South East

Chawton House

Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SL

01420 541010


Opening times

The House and Gardens are open Monday to Sunday 11am-4:30pm (last admission is at 4pm) The Old Kitchen Tearoom is open Monday to Friday 9am-4pm and Weekends/Bank holidays 11am-4pm.

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