27th April 2018

The Museum of London has made its spaces available for event hire. The Museum halls document 2000 years of London’s history and through incredible hard work and design, they’ve created engaging educational spaces documenting the evolution of the city from its founding in 50AD to the modern era. Whether you’re planning a dinner party or drinks reception, the immersive exhibitions allow you to surround your event in history.

Votes for Women Exhibition at the Museum of London

2018 marks 100 years since the passing of the Representation of the People’s act of 1918, the first major step in the march to giving all women the vote. The act extended the right to vote to all men over 21 and women over 30 who held property worth £5 or more or who had husbands who did. Previously the electorate numbered at around 7.7 million men (paying an annual rental of £10 and all those holding land valued at £10) but with this extension of the franchise, the size of the electorate tripled to 21.4 million with women accounting for 43% of voters. Imagine what democratic representation would be like today if the right to vote depended on owning property...

Cast off the shackles of yesterday!
Shoulder to shoulder into the fray!
Our daughters' daughters will adore us
And they'll sign in grateful chorus
"Well done, Sister Suffragette!"

To mark this turning point in the UK history of democracy and women's rights, the Museum of London has launched their Votes for Women display which will run until January 2019. Dedicated to the Suffragettes who campaigned tirelessly, often at great personal risk, to bring Women the vote. Highlighting key items from the Museum's extensive Suffragette collection, the display centres around a specially commissioned film that reflects on the contemporary relevance of the militant campaign that continues to inspire, shock and divide opinion.

Entrance Hall at the Museum of London

You can host your events in this display space, surrounded by the inspiring story of the Suffragettes. Guests can enjoy exclusive tours of exhibits and displays providing your guests with a unique private experience. The Museum can accommodate a wide scale of events from small meetings in their seminar rooms to 1000 guest receptions in the Sackler hall and galleries, while always providing excellent service.

Sackler Hall at the Museum of London

The Museum of London really is one of the city’s hidden gems. It offers an event experience quite unlike anything else, backed up by the expertise of their events team. Despite being a trove of historic fascinations, the building itself is incredibly modern and almost futuristic in places. The Sackler hall features an entrenching 360-degree digital ellipse suspended from the ceiling. The Entrance hall offers a bright minimalist space organised around a futuristically sculpted bar.

The Votes for Women display continues until January 2019 and is available to be toured by guests of events hosted at the Museum of London. To book this unique and inspiring event space, check out hirespace.com

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