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A significant and rare suffragette banner on special display, created at the height of the votes for women campaign led by Emmeline Pankhurst.
The timing of its discovery couldn’t have been more symbolic, and meant that in 2018 this treasured item was able to play a starring role in marking the centenary of the first women achieving the vote and represent all of those who had fought for the right to do so.
Suitable for all ages.
Watch PHM’s Head of Collections Jenny Mabbott tell the story of the banner and how Emmeline Pankhurst would influence the WSPU movement, and the significance of the message ‘First in the Fight’.
Discover how women have campaigned for equality, from the women of Peterloo, to the Pankhursts, to the present, on a guided tour of PHM’s main galleries.
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Perfect gifts or souvenirs, pick up bespoke Manchester suffragette items and more when you visit PHM shop or online. All purchases support the museum.Shop the collection
The Manchester suffragette banner celebrates the founding of the WSPU, which took place on 10 October 1903 at Emmeline Pankhurst’s home in Manchester. Visit the Pankhurst Centre every Thursday and Sunday and discover the story of the Pankhurst family and the suffragette movement.Book your tickets