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Discover the women who shaped Manchester

25 Feb 2019

The John Rylands Library is honouring the women who shaped Manchester

Women who shaped Manchester

Rediscover the city of Manchester through the accounts of the extraordinary women who fought social expectations to forge it. The photographic exhibition, Women Who Shaped Manchester will be shown for the final time at The John Rylands Library this week. 

Capturing the passion and strength of the 19th and 20th century female pioneers, the display chronicles their fight for rights. Discover artefacts from Emmeline Pankhurst and revealing photographic accounts of women’s working lives during the First World War. 

Entrance is free and the exhibition will be held daily, until Sunday, 10 March 2019.

The exhibition includes two free tours taking place on International Women’s Day #BalanceforBetter, Friday, 8 March: 

11:00am – 11.45am and 3:00pm – 3.45pm: Enriqueta Rylands tour

Discover how Enriqueta Rylands' drive and passion created one of Manchester’s most unique buildings, The John Rylands Library. 

Opening times for the John Rylands Library.

Use #jrlWomen to discover more.