'Pioneers to Professionals: Women and the Royal Na Theatre & Performing Arts

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Special exhibition shares the lost stories to celebrate women in the Royal Navy. 18th February 2017, The National Museum of the Royal Navy,

The exhibition will reveal some of the lesser-known stories of women dating right back to the Age of Sail more than 250 years ago when women’s contribution was disguised or unofficial.

The exhibition will open in the centenary year of the Woman’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) formation. Furthermore, the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will host an official launch of the exhibition on International Women’s Day 8 March 2017, a day which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Women working in an official capacity for the Royal Navy were disguised prior to the establishment of the first female uniformed service the Naval Nursing Service in 1884, later renamed the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service in 1903. The WRNS formed in 1917. A uniformed women’s involvement in the Royal Navy directly confronted gender equality issues that still profoundly affect us today. As such, this exhibition aims to highlight women’s involvement and impact in both world wars, the Cold War, integration of the WRNS with the Royal Navy and the continued efforts of female personnel today.

The objects in the exhibition will illustrate the role of women in the navy in the widest spectrum, ranging from a rare First World War Ratings uniform (only 5,500 women served during the 20 months the service operated in the First World War) to an oboe owned by a member of the Royal Marine Band Service. Key issues for women in the Navy are also addressed, objects such as a Naval Officer’s maternity dress indicate the key differences and concerns that women face whilst in service.


Venue: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ

Price

Standard Adult, National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth Entry: GBP 13
All Attraction Ticket, valid for one year (online) : GBP 26.40

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Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/77201-0

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Date(s)18 Feb - 28 Feb 2018
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VenuePortsmouth Historic Dockyard
AddressHM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3LJ
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Event Details

Date18 Feb - 28 Feb 2018
Time(s)9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CostSee full price details in event description
VenuePortsmouth Historic Dockyard
HM Naval Base, Portsmouth
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO1 3LJ
Phone0207 439 2822
CategoryTheatre & Performing Arts


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