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Exhibition Update: Exeter closes once more but First Women endures online

Image by George Hunt

We are sad to announce that due to Tier 3 restrictions, the 100 portraits exhibiting in Exeter are – for now – closed to the public, as once again so many places  close their doors for a second or even third time. For up-to-date news about the show, subscribe to our newsletter or keep an eye on 1stwomenuk.co.uk or the RAMM website. We hope to see you in the flesh again soon!
All 100 portraits will be hanging at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum until 21/02/21 and fingers crossed they will re-open before then. In the meantime, you can always see the full show in glorious technicolour at their virtual home online HERE.

You can also engage with our new, fantastic FirstWomen:Live! free Zoomcasts. Join the live Q&A sessions from the comfort of your sofa and experience pioneers in your living room! Find out more HERE about our next event on January 12th.

Exeter is the local stomping ground for 16 First Women in the exhibition including Angela Rippon, Dr Sarah Buck, Dame Hilary Mantel and beatboxer Bellatrix.


Watch ITV’s coverage of the Exeter show below. ITV presenter: Jacquie Bird


Opening times:

Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm (last admission 4pm)
Closed Mondays and Bank Holidays

How you can help RAMM when you visit the show:

  • If you are feeling unwell please visit on another day.
  • Please wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.
  • Do use the hand sanitiser stations throughout your visit.
  • Please use contactless payment in our shop and cafe if possible.
  • If you are visiting with family members under 15 years of age, please agree which adult in your group will take responsibility for them.
  • Our lockers are currently closed so please avoid bringing large bags or anything else to the museum that you will not be able to easily carry around.

How to get there:

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

Queen Street (Entry only via Garden Entrance)



Photo of RAMM: Mark Jones

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