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Visit 'House of Doors' in Westminster Hall between 8 November and 1 December 2018

15 October 2018

Image of UK Parliament portcullis

Free tickets can now be booked to view Kristina Clackson Bonnington's sculpture 'House of Doors', on display in Westminster Hall between 8 November and 1 December 2018.

'House of Doors' is a contemporary sculpture which explores issues of women’s equality and access, and how that access has changed over time.

The focal point of the 'House of Doors' is a large sculpture, created in response to Harriet Halhed’s painting 'The Little Girl at The Door' (1910), which shows a small girl standing at a closed door. The sculpture, a monolithic structure, references architectural details from significant sites of women’s equality and exclusion including the Houses of Parliament.

The placement of the sculpture in Westminster Hall marks the centenary of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act which, on 21 November 1918, allowed women to stand for Parliament. Visitors are invited to consider how access to public life has changed since 1918, with particular emphasis on the spaces and roles that were closed to women and that have since opened up.

How can I visit and book tickets?

'House of Doors' is open Monday to Saturday between 8 November and 1 December 2018. First timed entry is 9am (except Mondays 10am). Last entry is 6.30pm on weekdays and 5.30pm on Saturdays.

Capacity is limited so advance booking is recommended. Free tickets, which provide access to Westminster Hall only, can be booked online, by calling 44 (0)20 7219 4114 or in person from the Ticket Office at the front of Portcullis House.

Other Vote 100 Events

2018 marks 100 years since Parliament passed a law which allowed some women, and all men, to vote for the first time. To celebrate this milestone, we are running a series of special events throughout the year.

Image copyright to Oliver Clackson Bonnington