Votes for Women at Killerton House, Exeter

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I love visiting Killerton House in Exeter, it has to be one of my favourite National Trust properties. It has often changing exhibitions and I enjoy visiting all the new ones to see what area the focus is on and where is having a light shone.

At the end of last year, Killerton hosted a Votes for Women exhibition which was all about women’s fight for female suffrage and their determination to get the vote for all.

It was such an interesting exhibition and reminded me of the passion the suffragettes had and the fight they put up for us women today to have the vote. I can’t even imagine what it would be like for men to be able to vote in the general elections and for me not to be able to just because I was a woman -it wouldn’t feel right at all!!

The exhibition is a National Portrait Gallery touring the exhibition and whilst it is no longer at Killerton (yes this post is super super late) I hope you can appreciate it’s clever and thought-provoking nature and you are reminded of an important part of social and political history.


As you can see even Nathan enjoyed it too!

After enjoying the exhibition we spent some time walking around the rest of the house. I always love seeing how it’s decorated and enjoy imaging what it would be like to live there!

We had a nice walk around the gardens too and popped into the chapel at the top of the hill – such a cute little church which is always nice to take photos of.

Votes for Women was another very successful National Trust exhibition hosted at Killerton – one that was really memorable and really got me thinking. I always love the exhibitions that are done here and always really enjoy their Christmas events such as the Wind in the Willows display back in 2017.

Have you ever been to Killerton? What do you think about this Votes for Women exhibition? I’d love to hear your views!

4 Responses

  1. I’ve never been here, but I wish I’d have seen that exhibition. My 12 yr old has been learning about the suffragette movement so she would have got a lot from it

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