Find out more about one of Leeds most prominent Suffragettes at the city museum

Picture caption: There is an opportunity to find out more about the Suffragettes movement in the city at Leeds City Museum.

Following a successful Suffragette study day held at another popular Leeds museum earlier in the year, Leeds City Museum has announced an exciting programme of themed learning events.

Opening the series at Leeds City Museum on Thursday 20 November from 11am-3pm is a focus on Leeds suffragette Leonora Cohen, who went to prison for the cause. Priced at £10 per person which includes lunch in the museum’s café, the Leonora Cohen collection will be explored on the day, as part of a wider look at the role of women in the earlier 20th century and the particular challenges they faced in Leeds.

The focus in the morning session will include an illustrated talk looking at the suffragette campaigns and events that took place in Leeds and other local areas, which includes the chance to discuss with others in attendance some of the important issues involved.

After lunch, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the museum’s Cohen collection which was donated to Leeds Museums and Galleries by Cohen herself and will provide an insightful look into one of the city’s most prominent suffragettes and the fight for equality.

To find out more about what is on at Leeds City Museum, please see: www.leeds.gov.uk/citymuseum

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for digital and creative technologies, culture and skills said:

"After the great success of our suffragette study day held earlier in the year at Abbey House Museum, we are delighted to be holding another event on this theme which will focus on one of Leeds most prominent campaigners in the movement, Leonora Cohen.

"Held at Leeds City Museum, this is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about Leonora’s fascinating life and the wider suffragette movement both nationally and in our city.

"This event forms part of a number of exciting adult study days we are holding on a variety of interesting issues at some of our museums that really does promise to be something to mark down in your diary."

Notes to editors:

Other adult themed events to be held include:

Nostalgic Games Afternoon - Leeds City Museum Weds 28 Jan, 25 Feb, 25 Mar R & 29 Apr, 2pm - 4pm Adults

Study Day - Leonora Cohen, a Leeds Suffragette - Abbey House Museum Thurs 5 Feb, 11am - 3pm

Artist Workshop - Drypoint printing, Leeds City Museum Sun 8 Feb, 11am - 1pm

Study Day - Women in Music - Leeds City Museum Thurs 26 Feb, 11am - 3pm

Study Day - Leeds Chinese Collections and the Chinese Zodiac, Leeds City Museum Thurs 29 Feb, 11 am - 3pm

Study Day - Death & Disease in Victorian Leeds - Abbey House Museum Tues 10 Mar, 11am - 3pm

Study Day - Introducing the First World War with Project Curator Lucy Moore, Leeds City Museum Thurs 19 Mar, 11am - 3pm £BE Adults/Talks The 1152 club

The 1152 club - Abbey House Museum Fri 20 Mar & 3,17 Apr, 10am - 11.30am

Women and Music Study Day - Abbey House Museum Thurs 23 Apr, 11am -3pm

Notes to editors:

Leeds City Museum is a free attraction located just up the steps on Millennium Square in Leeds city centre.

Admission free. Mondays closed (except bank holiday Mondays 11am-5pm), Tues, Weds and Fri 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-7pm, Sat and Sun 11am-5pm.


Millennium Square, Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 8BH.

For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk