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Visit the '209 Women' exhibition in Portcullis House between 14 December 2018 and 14 February 2019

21 November 2018

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Free tickets can now be booked for a season of Friday viewings of the ‘209 Women’ photographic exhibition which is on display in Portcullis House between 14 December 2018 and 14 February 2019.

This landmark exhibition features portraits of 209 female MPs, photographed by 209 female photographers. It coincides with the centenary of the first election where women could cast a vote, and one hundred years after women gained the right to sit in Parliament as MPs.

The exhibition is curated by Hilary Wood (Founder/Director of ‘209 Women’ and photographer), Tracy Marshall (Director of Development and Partnerships at Open Eye Gallery), Cheryl Newman (Artist, curator and former Director of Photography of the Telegraph magazine), and Lisa Tse (Brand Consultant, TV Producer and founder of women’s club The Sorority).

‘209 Women’ is delivered in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool City Council, the Royal Photographic Society and The Sorority.

How can I visit and book tickets?

Free exhibition tickets for the Friday viewings in Portcullis House can be booked on the following dates:

  • 25 January 2019 (now fully booked)
  • 1 February 2019 (now fully booked)
  • 8 February 2019 (now fully booked)

More tickets may be added, subject to parliamentary business.

First timed entry is 10am and last entry at 4pm.

Capacity is limited so advance booking is recommended. Book online, by calling 44 (0)20 7219 4114 or in person from the Ticket Office at the front of Portcullis House.

Other ways to see ‘209 Women’

Visitors attending House of Commons select committees in Portcullis House during the run of the exhibition can also view ‘209 Women’.

After Portcullis House, the exhibition will be displayed at the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool.

Follow the exhibition on social media using #209women.

Image credit: Yvette Cooper, MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, by Hannah Starkey