Archives at Night: “Law breakers, law makers” tickets on sale now

Join us for a night of suffrage celebration, entertainment and… jiu jitsu!

For our Archives at Night event taking place on Friday 18 May 2018, we are pulling stories from our collection that chart the course of the suffrage movement in the early 20th century: protest, militancy, and the outbreak of war on a global scale. Tickets are on sale from today.

As with every Archives at Night, this will be an evening of incredible activities, fascinating talks, and some astonishing original records. Our programme* includes:

  • In conversation with Jessica Hynes – discussing her inspirations for and approach to writing and researching BBC suffrage sitcom, Up the Women
  • A truly unmissable combination of history and martial arts – performer, writer and researcher Naomi Paxton discusses the fight for women’s votes via the unconventonial medium of jiu jitsu
  • Early access to our upcoming Suffrage 100 exhibition
  • Curator talks and experts on hand to talk you through our records
  • A display of original documents relating to women’s rights throughout the 20th century
  • Food and drink to purchase, including a themed cocktail bar
  • Live period music
  • Suffrage-themed photobooths
  • Badge-making


  • Our friends at FindMyPast will be on hand to help you research your suffrage ancestors

Your ticket includes a complimentary drink on arrival.

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This event is strictly adults only (18+).

*Programme is subject to change.

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