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Women, Work & War

Women, Work & War
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7 Nov 2015 - 24 Sep 2017

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Leeds Industrial Museum

Canal Road, Armley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 2QF

Women, Work & War honours the vital role women played in the First World War. As men headed abroad to fight over one million British women joined the workforce.

Discover the variety of roles women took on in Leeds during this time and the stories of women working in the city's munitions manufacturing which began in Armley and expanded to the Barnbow site in East Leeds.

Listen to people describe the Barnbow munitions workers, share the smells of the Barnbow factory, learn about the lives lost in the 1916 factory explosion and be inspired to create Leeds greatest 'Shero'.

The exhibition is free with normal museum admission. A programme of special events inspired by Women, Work & War will run alongside this exhibition.

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Usual museum admission applies. Please check our website or contact Leeds Industrial Museum for admission prices.
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