Exhibition: Rise of the Lionesses: 70 years of the Women's Royal Army Corps

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 20th Oct 2019

This exhibition has finished.

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

Explore the changing role of women in the British Army through the lens of the Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC).

Marking the 70th anniversary of the formation of the WRAC, this exhibition highlights the major contributions women have made to the British Army.

The exhibition also shows how changing perceptions of ‘appropriate’ feminine roles have affected the opportunities available to female soldiers, and how women have fought to re-define these roles.

Objects on display include a chassis used by Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) during her training as a mechanic in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) and the medical kit of Chantelle Taylor, the first female soldier to kill an enemy in combat. Rise of the Lionesses allows you to immerse yourself in a journey of courage, sacrifice and integration.

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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


National Army Museum,

Royal Hospital Road, London,

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