Celebrating Women in Photography Today – Together

Hundred Heroines is a unique contemporary museum and gallery dedicated to women in photography. We also have a comprehensive catalogue of online material, freely accessible.

Temporary Display

While we prepare to move into our permanent space, we have a selection of items on display, representing both different aspects of the collection and project highlights.

Click here for more info about our temporary display

What’s On

We’ve started to put our summer programme together and look forward to meeting you at one of our events in Nailsworth and further afield.

Click here for more info.

The Feminist Project for Rural Arts

Recent years have witnessed a revival in textile and fibre-based arts and many of the Heroines use textiles in their work.

Supported by The Ampersand Foundation, the Feminist Project for Rural Arts puts a contemporary spin on the local textile heritage.

Click here to learn more

Latest Posts

Portrait photograph of two men in a bathroom. One person looks towards the camera, wearing dramatic eye make up and dark red lipstick. Another man, wearing a dramatic necklace, is turned away from the camera. They are both shirtless.ExhibitionFeaturedFront Page
17th June 2024

Fragile Beauty at V&A South Kensington

Exhibition Review: V&A, London. Fragile Beauty (until 5th Jan 25) features iconic images of fashion, celebrity, reportage and the male body.
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10th June 2024

Art Chat: Zanele Muholi

Love photography, art and books? So do we! Join us this Thursday to discuss the work of Zanele Muholi.
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5th June 2024

June 2024: 5 Exhibitions to See

A round-up of five brilliant exhibitions to keep an eye on during June 2024, featuring work by leading women in photography.
Black and white photograph. Lancelot, dressed in chainmail, holds his lover Guinevere, who leans her head against his chest. She is dressed in a pale coloured smock dress.Front PageHistorical HeroinesHPBlogLHBlogListicle
1st June 2024

5 Historical Heroines born in June

Here are five pioneering women in photography to celebrate in the month of June - from Marion Post Wolcott to Florence Henri.
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29th May 2024

Bertien van Manen: Obituary

Celebrated documentary photographer Bertien van Manen has died at the age of 89.
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17th April 2024

Photography & Textiles

Our new core display references the local textile history, situating it within a framework of contemporary art and photography. Photography Heroines, whose oeuvres explore photography and fibre arts include...

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Only with the support of donations will we be able to continue our mission: connecting the public with the work of incredible women. Your money will go towards events, exhibitions and running Bootcamp.


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