Wall of Women

A wall of Extraordinary Women, all featured based on your suggestions. Who else needs to be added to the wall? Send in your ideas to info@heritageopendays.org.uk or get in touch through our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram pages.

Who is currently featured?

  • Ada Lovelace: Mathematician (1815-1852)
  • Agatha Christie: Novelist (1890-1976)
  • Amy Johnson: Explorer (1903-1941)
  • April Ashley: Social campaigner (1935-present)
  • Audrey Hepburn: Actress (1929-1993)
  • Boudicca: Historical Queen (c.30AD-c.60AD)
  • Cartimandua: Historical Queen (c.43AD-c.69AD)
  • Charlotte Brontë: Novelist (1816-1855)
  • Delia Derbyshire: Musician (1937-2001)
  • Dick, Kerr’s Ladies: Women's football team (1917-1965)
  • Dorothea Beale: Reformer (1831-1906)
  • Elizabeth Garrett Anderson: Physician (1836-1917)
  • Elizabeth Woodville: Historical Queen (1437-1492)
  • Emmeline Pankhurst: Political activist (1858-1928)
  • Ethel Smyth: Composer (1858-1944)
  • Florence Nightingale: Social reformer (1820-1910)
  • Grace Darling: Lighthouse keeper (1815-1842)
  • Elizabeth Cavendish: Historical notable figure (1527-1608)
  • Isabella Beeton: Journalist (1836-1865)
  • J.K Rowling: Novelist (1965-present)
  • Jane Austen: Novelist (1775-1817)
  • Josephine Butler: Social reforner (1828-1906)
  • Jung Chang: Novelist (1952-present)
  • Kitty Wilkinson: Social reformer (1786-1860)
  • Lady Jane Grey: Historic nobility (c.1537-1554)
  • Lady Godiva: Historic nobility (990AD-c1067AD)
  • Lilian Baylis: Theatrical producer (1874-1937)
  • Anne Lister: Diarist (1791-1840)
  • Malala Yousafzai: Activist (1997-present)
  • Margaret Hughes: Actress (c1630-1719)
  • Mary Anne Rawson: Abolitionist (1801-1887)
  • Mary Victor Bruce: Aviator (1895-1990)
  • Mary Wollstonecraft: Novelist (1759-1797)
  • Fanny Eaton: Model (1835-1924)
  • Nancy Astor: MP (1879-1964)
  • Octavia Hill: Social reformer (1838-1912)
  • Mary Kingsley: Explorer (1862-1900)
  • Beatrix Potter: Novelist (1866-1943)
  • Princess Diana: Historic nobility (1961-1997)
  • Queen Elizabeth I: Historic Queen (1533-1603)
  • Rosalind Franklin: Chemist (1920-1958)
  • Mary Shelley Rothwell: Novelist (1797-1851)
  • Mary Seacole: Nurse (1805-1881)
  • Sister Dora : Nurse (1832-1878)
  • Violette Cordery: Racing driver (1900-1983)
  • Women of Steel: Sheffield Steelworks (1914-1945)
  • Zaha Hadid: Architect (1950-2016)