East End Women's Museum

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East End Women's Museum

This week, Jon Cruddas MP was contacted by the newly opened East End Women's Museum. Whilst talks are still underway in relation to the ultimate design of the interior of the museum, the organisers have already opened the doors to the public. This means the museum can now be visited, free of charge. It is the only dedicated "women's museum" in the entirety of England.

Upcoming Events

There are several upcoming events at the Women's Museum which is located in the APO at 1 Barking Wharf Square, Barking IG11 7ZQ. This is in a housing estate, in line with the aim of being a working-class museum.

Coffee Morning, Friday 22nd October 2021: "East End Women's Museum is coming to Barking. Join us at our coffee morning to find out more about the museum, take a look at our designs with some coffee, tea and sweet treats. Share your own memories and tell us what you would like to see and do in the new museum." 10AM-12PM

Black Women in East London Family Day, Monday 25th October 2021: "Join us for a family friendly day of talks and activities. Discover fascinating Black women from East London, such as Phillis Wheatley, the first published Black woman and poet, and Annie Brewster, one of the earliest identified nurses of African descent working in London, and share your own stories with us." 10AM-4PM

How to get involved

The museum will be displaying a range of exhibitions on loan from time to time from other major museums. More information about the East Ends Women's Museum can be found on their website at: East End Women's Museum (eastendwomensmuseum.org)

To book a free ticket for the coffee morning, please visit the following link: East End Women's Museum Coffee Morning Tickets, Fri 22 Oct 2021 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

To book a free ticket for the Black Women in East London Family Day, please visit the following link: Black women in East London Tickets, Mon 25 Oct 2021 at 11:00 | Eventbrite