East End Women’s Museum

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About East End Women’s Museum

The East End Women’s Museum exists to research, capture, share and celebrate
the stories of women of East London, past and present. Through pop-up exhibitions, events, workshops and online activities, they put women back in the spotlight, recognising their strength, pride, creativity and humour.

In 2021 they open the first women’s museum building in the country, close to East Ham.

East End Women’s Museum

An address near East Ham in Barking will home the new Museum.

East End Women’s Museum's Records
Silvertown Memorial, E16 2SS

Discover more about the women who worked in Silvertown factories including experiences of the Silvertown Explosion in 1917, what Paddington Bear has to do with Silvertown, and how the Marx...


105 Barking Road, E16 4HQ

Before 1918, women did not have the right to vote. Despite women being important workers in the shops, docks and factories of Newham, they also had few rights at work....


Tate & Lyle, Silvertown, E16 2AT
April 2021

The teenagers and women who worked at the Tate & Lyle factory were nicknamed the ‘Sugar Girls’ – they still are today! These women are known for being hardworking with...


Canning Town
1850 – 1950

Today, Newham is full of independent shops –  just like 100 years ago when 20% of Newham businesses were owned or run by women, despite not having the right to...


Newham Monitoring Project
Forest Gate, London

To give context to East End Women’s Museum’s talk with activist Gulshun Rehman, Gulshun has selected this film to give a sense of Newham in the 1980s and our rich...


Romford Road

Newham Rights Centre was set up in the early 1970s set up on the Romford Road part of a national movement to set up law centres to provide accessible legal...


East End Women’s Museum's Events
Monday 15 June 6 - 7pm

Hear the rich history of anti racism and activism in Newham from Gulshun Rehman, co-founder of Newham Asian Women’s Project FULL DETAILS +

  • Free
  • All Ages
Saturday 15 May 12-4pm

Join us for the launch of the Wonderful Women of Newham walking trail. The trail is a two-part walking Family trail developed by the East End Women’s Museum for Newham... FULL DETAILS +

  • Free
  • Family
Friday 28 May 6-7.30pm

Explore the Wonderful Women of Newham in these virtual guided tours of Canning Town and Silvertown. FULL DETAILS +

  • Free
  • Family
Open Captioning Event
Sunday 30 May 7-8.30pm

Explore the Wonderful Women of Newham in these virtual guided tours of Silvertown. FULL DETAILS +

  • Free
  • Family
Open Captioning Event

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