Tales of stowaways, women masquerading as men and the pioneering women who stepped into a male-dominated world, a new exhibition at the Historic Dockyard Chatham tells some never before told stories.
Hidden Heroines: the untold stories of the women of the Dockyard, which runs until Sunday, October 31, challenges the misconceptions and superstitions of women at sea, explores women’s place in war and highlights some colourful characters.
From the women of the Spinning Rooms and Sail and Colour Loft, to the women whose impact left a lasting legacy, Hidden Heroines features the likes of Jane Austen’s sister-in-law, Fanny, and Zandra Bradley, the first female apprentice at the Dockyard, whilst not forgetting those who work there to this day. Brought to life in the No.1 Smithery gallery and through a supporting digital exhibition, Hidden Heroines brings together a fascinating collection of stories, objects and photographs for the first time.
We’ve teamed up with the Historic Dockyard Chatham to give away five annual family passes, which means you can see this fascinating temporary exhibition for free, as well as enjoying all the delights of the dockyard - and you can visit as often as you like through the year.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply complete the entry form below.
To find out more about visiting go to thedockyard.co.uk
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