Support our Suffragettes Collection

The Votes for Women Giving Circle

Suffragettes handing things out

Mary Leigh and Edith New, the first Suffragette window smashers, 1908

© Museum of London

In February 1918, after over half a century of campaigning, a parliamentary bill was passed that gave the first women, over the age of 30, the right to vote in the UK. 100 years on the Museum of London is commemorating this nationwide centenary through a year-long programme of events, displays and a newly commissioned film. We will draw upon our unique Suffragette collection – the largest in the world relating to the militant campaign – to highlight the material and visual legacy of the Suffragette story and its impact on society and politics between 1903 and 1914.

We need your help to support this historically important moment in time and we invite you to get behind this project and join our exclusive philanthropic Votes for Women Giving Circle.

We’re seeking a contribution of £2,000 from each member. This exclusive group will have a number of exciting opportunities to celebrate this milestone year, and will be recognised as part of the Votes for Women Giving Circle. The team will be happy to organise an exclusive behind-the-scenes visit to see the collection.

Votes for Women Giving Circle members

We are sincerely grateful to our members, including those who wish to remain anonymous, for their generous support for the Votes for Women programme. With thanks to:

  • Isla and Michelle McGregor Smith
  • Tricia Topping of Luxury Topping

Get in touch

For more information on the benefits of joining our Giving Circle, availability, and how to join, please contact Tendai Kariwo:
email: [email protected]
phone: 0207 814 5740

If you would like to make a donation to support the programme please donate here.

The centenary commemoration has provided the opportunity to take a fresh look at the Votes for Women campaign, its legacy and relevance to contemporary life. As curator of the world’s largest collection of material relating to the Suffragette movement, it has been a privilege to delve deep into the archive to discover the incredible individual stories of courage, comradeship and commitment. The museum’s programme will provide a dynamic interpretation of the collection and bring many images and objects into public view for the first time.
Beverley Cook, Curator, Social and Working History, Museum of London