Wall of Women

This ‘Wall of Women’ visualises just some of the hundreds, if not thousands, of Extraordinary Women who were celebrated as part of Heritage Open Days 2018. These images have been collated from women featured in some of this year’s incredible events, as well as direct suggestions by members of the public.

Behind each of these women lies an incredible story. From racing driver, Violette Cordery, who broke multiple long distance records, to public health advocate, Kitty Wilkinson, who saved many from cholera, these women have inspired, amazed and surprised us.

The blank portraits represent the many women for whom we have been unable to find an easily-accessible image, which in itself speaks volumes about how frequently the achievements of women have been overlooked, both in the past and the present.

Click here to download an A0 sized version of our Wall of Women.

Who is featured?

  • Ada Lovelace
  • Adelaide Lucy Fenton
  • Agatha Christie
  • Alice Liddell
  • Alisa Gaskill-Jones
  • Alison Uttley
  • Amy Buller
  • Amy Johnson
  • Angela Burdett-Coutts
  • Anita Lonsbrough
  • Ann Ayre Hely 
  • Anna Barbauld
  • Anna Jackson
  • Anne Knight
  • Anne Knight
  • Anne Lister
  • Anne Sewell
  • Annie Bindon Carter
  • Annie Brassey
  • April Ashley
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Avril Coleridge-Taylor
  • Barbara Robb
  • Beatrice Shilling
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Boudicca
  • Caroline Ganley 
  • Caroline Herschel
  • Cartimandua
  • Catharine Cappe
  • Catherine Booth
  • Charlotte Brontë
  • Charlotte Despard 
  • Charlotte Mary Yonge
  • Chloe Gambia
  • Dame Agnes Hunt
  • Dame Jenni Murray
  • Delia Derbyshire
  • Dick, Kerr’s Ladies
  • Dora Gordine
  • Dora Thewlis
  • Dorothea Beale
  • Dorothy Wordsworth
  • Edith Dempster
  • Edith Fildes
  • Edith Morley
  • Edith Rigby
  • Edna Critchley 
  • Eliza Shirley
  • Elizabeth Atkins
  • Elizabeth Cavendish
  • Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Elizabeth Read
  • Elizabeth Woodville
  • Emilie Gardner
  • Emmeline Pankhurst
  • Enid Marx 
  • Ethel Colman
  • Ethel Haythornthwaite
  • Ethel Smyth
  • Ethelfleda
  • Eunice Murray
  • Evangeline Booth
  • Fanny Eaton
  • Fanny Legge
  • Flora Twort
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Frida Mond
  • Grace Darling
  • Hannah More
  • Harriet Martineau
  • Hilda Leyel 
  • Hilda Wicksteed
  • Hilda Wicksteed 
  • Infanta Maria Francisca
  • Isabella Beeton
  • Isabella Burleigh
  • J.K Rowling
  • Jane Austen
  • Joan Arundel
  • Joan of Sicily
  • Josephine Butler
  • Joyce Frankland 
  • Juliet Wheldon 
  • Jung Chang
  • Kate Blakemore
  • Kate Harvey
  • Kate Holt
  • Kate Orchard
  • Kitty Wilkinson
  • Lady Constance Lytton
  • Lady Godiva
  • Lady Hamilton
  • Lady Jane Grey
  • Lilian Baylis
  • Linda Rowley
  • Lydia Yavorska
  • Lydia Yavorska 
  • Mabel Clarkson
  • Malala Yousafzai
  • Margaret and Mary Baker 
  • Margaret Harker
  • Margaret Hughes
  • Margaret McCann
  • Mary Anne Rawson
  • Mary Anne South
  • Mary Blamires
  • Mary Butterwick
  • Mary Kingsley
  • Mary Sargent
  • Mary Seacole
  • Mary Shelley Rothwell
  • Mary Sumner
  • Mary Sykes
  • Mary Victor Bruce
  • Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Maude Dominica Petre 
  • May Yohe
  • Millicent Fawcett
  • Nancy Astor
  • Octavia Hill
  • Princess Diana
  • Princess Marie Louise
  • Queen Elizabeth I
  • Rachel Campbell 
  • Rosalind Franklin
  • Shipyard Women of Goole
  • Sister Dora
  • Sophia & Arabella Furnell
  • Sophia Fry
  • Sophie Osborne
  • Stacey Heale
  • Susi Osborne
  • Sybil Spencer
  • Thirza Cove
  • Violette Cordery
  • Violette Szabo
  • Women of Steel
  • Women on the railways 
  • Zaha Hadid