Did you know we’re the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s history? In fact, we’re a multi-award winning Accredited Museum and in December 2015 we were also designated as a ‘Recognised Collection of National Significance’.
Items in the collection are all donated, making of a rich, diverse and coherent assemblage of artefacts and archives exemplifying the lives of women, charting their historical and contemporary achievements and contributions. From knitting patterns, recipe books and Girls’ Annuals, to Suffragette memorabilia and Radical Feminist campaigning materials, the constantly growing collection contextualizes the linkages across the many spheres that women inhabit within the ‘personal’ and the ‘political.’ With items that date from the early nineteenth century, our collection champions, celebrates and teaches us about how women have shaped lives, families, communities and the country.
We’re really proud of our Museum status and our collections and so Maddy, one of our talented volunteers, put together an amazing video that highlights GWL as an Outstanding Museum. Take a look at the video below.