Book Now: Suffragette Season Comes To Houses Of Parliament

By Zoe Craig Last edited 22 months ago
Book Now: Suffragette Season Comes To Houses Of Parliament
'This is the House… And this is the Minister…' Suffragette Postcard © Palace of Westminster

Book now for the Houses of Parliament's new Suffragette Season, a series of tours examining the history of the votes for women movement. Recent film Suffragette used several Westminster locations, and this is your chance to tour them with an expert guide.

Filming Suffragette © UK Parliament / Steffan Hill

Between 6 February and 6 April, two different tours are on offer: one, Votes for Women!, is aimed at families where kids go free, and another, From Petitions to Prime Minister: A Short History of Women in Parliament, is a 90-minute tour led by a Blue Badge Guide.

The first, recommended for kids aged seven and over, is guided by a visitor assistant through the House of Commons and the House of Lords and lasts about an hour. There are also optional votes for women-themed family activities for after the tour. Tickets cost £18.

The latter tour through the House of Commons and the House of Lords focuses on the journey from early petitioning for women's suffrage to the UK's first female prime minister and the role of women in parliament today. Tickets for this tour cost £25.

Running alongside the tours is a series of free films and talks to honour Women's History Month in March. The lives of suffragettes Alice Hawkins and Muriel Matters will be examined, as well as Eleanor Rathbone MP. For a full list of events, and links to book your free tickets, visit the parliament website.

Last Updated 25 January 2016