Extraordinary Women

In 2018, Heritage Open Days will celebrate ‘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've created a range of resources that will help you get started with planning your Extraordinary Women event.

Register with us to access:

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

Already registered? Find these resources in your Organiser area and check back as we'll be adding more!

Unsung Stories

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. In 2017, Unsung Stories celebrated LGBTQ heritage through four landmark artistic events. The Unsung Stories Extraordinary Women project is currently being commissioned.