April – November 2018, Barking & Dagenham

Focusing on 50 years in the struggle for working women’s rights in Britain, 1918 to 1968, our programme of public events and mobile exhibition will explore changing ideas about the ‘proper place’ for a woman in the 20th century. Developed and delivered in partnership with Eastside Community Heritage, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.

Roman Road stall, photo by Norah Smyth

March - December 2018, Tower Hamlets

The Heritage Lottery funded Women’s Hall project, developed in partnership with Tower Hamlets Local History Library and ArchivesFour Corners, and Women's History Month in east London, will explore some lesser-known suffrage stories from east London through two major exhibitions, a series of events, and a participatory photography project throughout 2018.


Making Her Mark

6 February to 19 May 2018, Hackney

We worked with Hackney Museum and Hackney Archives, plus an advisory group and a volunteer research team, to develop an exhibition telling the story of women-led activism in Hackney from 1918 to the present day. The exhibition will be on display in Hackney Museum from 6 February to 19 May 2018, find out more.

Mrs Freda Fisher, 1976

An exhibition capturing women's memories of Watney Market, past and present, drawn from interviews recorded by East End Women's Museum volunteers in spring 2017. Discover the history of the market and listen to clips from the interviews here. A joint project with King's College London and University College London, and funded by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership.

Exhibition on display at Watney Market Idea Store until 28 February.

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East End Women Take Action Event

In September 2016 we held a free event with East End Sisters Uncut at St Hilda’s East community centre, bringing together several speakers to talk about about the different ways east London women have challenged sexism, racism, exploitation, and injustice then and now.


East End Women: The Real Story

We helped to develop the East End Women: The Real Story exhibition as part of the East End Women's Collective, celebrating women's involvement and leadership in social and political change in east London. Funded by donations through 38 Degrees, the exhibition was launched at St George's-in-the-East in Shadwell in May 2016, and was on display in the church throughout 2017. 

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We're not finished!


A pop up exhibition about women's activism in east London, including the East London Federation of the Suffragettes, and drawing on new oral history interviews. Developed by Eastside Community Heritage with our support, the exhibition was displayed at Whitechapel Idea Store in March 2016, and was accompanied by several community workshops around the exhibition's themes with groups of young women in east London.