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2023 Special Exhibition Programme: Great Women’s Railway
A brand-new special exhibition programme for 2023 entitled Great Women’s Railway explores the important contribution which women made to Swindon Works and the GWR.
The first exhibition, entitled In a Man’s World opens on Saturday, 1st April.
In a Man’s World gives voice to four female pioneers in railway engineering. Films produced in partnership with Prime Theatre, supported by Wiltshire Community Foundation and Arts Council England will be played in two of STEAM’s exhibition areas. In these films, actors bring the stories of Elsie Winterton, Hettie Bussell, Sarah Guppy and Karen Harrison to life in dramatic narratives on their contribution to science and engineering.
Spanning a period of 150 years, the films examine the trials and tribulations which the four women experienced working within a world dominated by men and how they overcame them.
Previously unseen objects from the STEAM collection will put the lives of these inspiring women into context.
Admission to special exhibitions is included with STEAM admission and free to STEAM Season Ticket holders.