Extraordinary Women

In 2018, Heritage Open Days celebrates ‘Extraordinary Women’, widening the spotlight beyond those who are already recognised and championed.

We aim to uncover, acknowledge and reveal the women - workers, pioneers, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters and friends - who have touched lives, are making a difference, have brought about change, at every scale, and left a legacy that should be cherished.

Who is your local community heroine?  We want to help you share their stories. 

We want to hear from you!

Nominate your Extrordinary Woman by emailing info@heritageopendays.org.uk

Include as much detail as you can - what made them special and is there an image we can share?

Your suggestions could feature on our Wall of Women or in a special blog post!

Stage your own celebration

We created a range of resources to help people plan an Extraordinary Women event:

  • Banners
  • Stickers
  • Posters
  • Letter template
  • Activity ideas and more

Unsung Stories - put her forward

Made possible by funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery. Unsung Stories is an annual arts-based strand of Heritage Open Days, focusing on aspects of heritage that have been overlooked or pushed to the sidelines. This year the focus is on celebrating today's Extraordinary Women, through non zero one's 'put her forward'.