60,000 visit exhibition of inspirational women at Armley Mills


More than 60,000 people have visited a moving exhibition paying tribute to the inspirational women of Leeds who helped keep the country moving through the First World War.

Women, Work and War has been running at Leeds Industrial Museum in Armley for more than a year, and will finally close its doors on Sunday, September 24.

Women, Work and War shares the stories of the brave Leeds ladies who worked in munitions manufacturing in the city, first in Armley and later at the Barnbow site in East Leeds. It highlights the vast number of ways women helped the nation during the war and explores the legacy left behind by them.

Lucy Moore, project curator with Leeds Museums and Galleries, worked alongside community groups such as East Leeds History and Archaeology Society to create the exhibition. She said:

“Women, Work and War has been a huge success and I’ll be really sad to see it come to an end. Over the past two years, the exhibition has received recognition both locally nationally and it’s been brilliant to see so many people eager to learn about such inspirational women.”

War is running until September 24, 2017, so if you haven’t been able to visit yet, there’s still time. The exhibition is being displayed at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills and you can look around between 10am and 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday.






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