Edwardian Culture and the Panacea Society’ looks at the lives of middle class women in Edwardian England, and the values conferred on them as they survived the first world war and entered the 1920s.
It focuses on employment opportunities, women’s role within the family, leisure time, and the limited roles available in religion and politics.
Joining the Panacea Society allowed unmarried and widowed women some freedom from their family ties, and gave a purpose and positive meaning to their solo status.
The exhibition includes costume items, previously unseen archive materials, personal objects and art pieces painted by Members.
The exhibition opens on Thursday 15th July and runs until Saturday 27th November.