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Courage: London History Day 2018 Events

  • Trellis

    Arts and Crafts Hammersmith

    A guided walk along Hammersmith's historic riverside.

  • Helmet on display

    Barnet Museum

    Barnet Museum will explore the 1471 Battle of Barnet with a variety of activities during extended opening hours.

  • Mary Anne Talbot

    Bee Midtown Business Improvement District

    A walk about the life of Mary Anne Talbot, a young woman who, two centuries ago, fought in battles on land and at sea for Britain disguised as a man.

  • Benjamin Franklin House

    Benjamin Franklin House

    Half price entry to Franklin’s only remaining home. Hear how his London years shaped him from printer’s apprentice to revolutionary hero.

  • Pilot in biplane

    Centre for Life-Writing Research, King’s College London Archives

    Archive objects, short talks and a guided walk along the Strand with KCL Archives.

  • Visit the stunning neo-Classical villa today

    Chiswick House and Gardens

    Celebrate the women who made Chiswick with a day of free crafting activities and children’s trail.

  • Acrobats with Houses of Parliament in the background


    Celebrating 250 years of London as first City of Circus. A Twitter day filled with astounding images of circus past, present and future.

  • Policeman on motorbike talking on a radio

    City of London Police Museum

    Discover the courageous stories of PC Choat and the winner of a George Medal at the City of London Police Museum.

  • Gun emplacements on Clapham Common

    Clapham Society

    A walk along the south side of Clapham Common seeing how the war came to Clapham and the lasting effect it has had on our streets and the development of South London.

  • Eastbury Manor House

    Eastbury Manor House

    Enjoy costumed tours and talks about the courage that Eastbury Manor House, a Grade I listed building, represents.

  • Long horned cow

    Epping Forest, City of London, at The View

    A self-guided indoor trail highlighting stories and original archive material about how people (and cows) united and contributed to the fight for Epping Forest.

  • Churchill and Big Ben

    Everyday London

    A king faces the axe, knights fight for favour and prestige in the Tilt-Yard and a lady suffragette is found hidden in the crypt of Westminster Hall.

  • Children drawing in a garden

    Garden Museum

    Vegetarian cooking workshop and drop-in art sessions at the Garden Museum.

  • Painting of the First London School Board, featuring suffragists Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Emily Davies

    Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre

    Step back in time, sit up straight, and mind your manners to take part in a Victorian school lesson inside Guildhall Art Gallery.

  • Two girls with afro hair styles

    Herne Hill Free Film Festival

    A free screening of documentary Beyond the Photo, plus a Q & A with the director of the film, Cathy Hassan. This documentary is a retrospective look at 1970s Black Britain.

  • New Dawn

    Houses of Parliament

    Discover more about the campaign for votes for women and celebrate the 159th anniversary of Big Ben first marking time.

  • Huguenot silk merchants' houses in Spitalfields

    Huguenots of Spitalfields

    A walk around Historic Spitalfields exploring the story of the Huguenots and subsequent waves of migration to the area.

  • Bea Green's accordion

    Jewish Museum London

    A chance to hear, see and touch London's Jewish history with a curator talk and object handling session illustrating stories of courage.

  • Aerial view of airfield

    Kenley Revival Project

    Take a two-mile walk around RAF Kenley with the Kenley Revival Project Manager and learn about RAF Kenley's significant Battle of Britain history.

  • Old black and white photo of women wearing placquards

    Kingston Museum and Kingston History Centre

    Kingston Museum and History Centre will be exploring the suffrage movement through new exhibits, and during our children’s Thumbs Up craft event.

  • Vistiors at the Kirkaldy Testing Museum

    Kirkaldy Testing Museum

    Discover how a pioneering and visionary Victorian engineer lived by the courage of his convictions!

  • Painting of the Great Fire of London

    London Fire Brigade Museum

    Be transported back to the Great Fire of London then catapult into the present, enjoy storytelling, craft activities, fire safety talks and demonstrations.

  • Girl using a magnifying glass to look at an old document

    London Metropolitan Archives

    The exciting story of London’s women and their power revealed through a programme of workshops, film, talks, tours and document displays.

  • View of the side of a van with KINOVan written on the side

    London's Screen Archives and London Metropolitan Archives

    A free archive film screening with the KinoVan (a mobile cinema van) at the Guildhall Yard.

  • White tea cup and tea pot with green decoration

    LSE Library

    Come and make your own (paper) protest tea cups and plates based on those used in the suffragette's cafe in the Aldwych, the Tea Cup Inn.

  • Woman talking to a little girl. Woman is dressed in suffragette costume and wearing a sash with the words 'votes for women' on it.

    Museum of London

    Celebrate 100 years of female suffrage in the UK.

  • Brompton Cemetery

    National Army Museum

    Take a walking tour from Brompton Cemetery to the National Army Museum.

  • 'Surveillance Photograph of Militant Suffragettes'

    National Portrait Gallery

    A Suffragette Gallery Tour at the National Portrait Gallery.

  • Group of people viewing a statue

    Royal Academy of Arts

    Visit the RA for a Library and Collections Gallery tours on Women Artists.

  • Poster - Women and the Hall

    Royal Albert Hall

    The Royal Albert Hall played an important role in the women’s suffrage campaign as the venue of 24 NUWSS and WSPU rallies. Join a special tour, meet our Archivist & see a display of items from the meetings for the first time.

  • Tandem skydiving

    Royal Hospital Chelsea

    Royal Hospital Chelsea will bring alive the stories of our courageous Chelsea Pensioners through a series of talks and exhibits.

  • Montage of archive images of women

    St Bartholomew's Hospital Museum

    Explore the pioneering medical women of our hospital and get a behind-the-scenes look at the work of our curators and archivists!

  • Statue of Sir John Betjamen on the concourse at St Pancras Station

    St Pancras International

    Enjoy a lunchtime walk and an evening debate exploring some of the highlights of St Pancras International’s rich 150 years of history.

  • Archive photo of woman

    St Paul's Cathedral

    Come to St Paul’s Women of Courage Tours to discover hidden histories of extraordinary women connected to St Paul's Cathedral.

  • Welcome to Altab Ali Park

    Swadhinata Trust

    Explore Bengali history in and around Brick Lane

  • Old photo of a crowd gathering for meeting

    The Kennington Chartist Project

    A guided walk around Kennington Park focusing on the 1848 Chartist Rally on Kennington Common when thousands marched in support of democratic reform.

  • Crowds of people

    The Monument

    Come and find out about the day the suffragettes took over The Monument at our free activities between 10am and 4pm!

  • Images of stffragettes

    The National Archives

    Take a trip behind the scenes at The National Archives and discover some of the incredible suffrage documents in our collection.

  • John Singleton Copley, The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781, Oil on canvas

    The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

    A lecture focusing on powerful examples of 18th-century British art that explores the ways in which artists dealt with, and depicted, the subject of courage.

  • Woman dressed in period costume wearing a sash with the words 'Votes for Women' on it

    The Postal Museum

    Celebrate 100 years of ‘Votes for Women’ and delve into 500 years of social and communications history with one-off events at The Postal Museum.

  • Tower Bridge

    Tower Bridge Exhibition

    Join in with our family activities and make a bus model to discover the story of Albert Gunter, the courageous bus driver, who jumped Tower Bridge!

  • Model ship in a box

    Turner's House

    Come and learn more about Sandycombe Lodge during both the Napoleonic and Second World War with our special talks, then enjoy family crafts.

  • 'This used to be fields' mural at Valence House

    Valence House Museum

    Join our Archivist and Curator to look at artifacts from the Becontree Estate.