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Temporary Exhibitions

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Talk: Fanny Palmer Austen: Challenges and Achievements in Making a Family Home onboard HMS Namur

As part of our Hidden Heroines talks programme, Sheila Johnson Kindred, author of the award-winning book, Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Sister: The Life and Letters of Fanny Palmer Austen (2017), will talk about Fanny Austen’s unusual experiences as a naval wife and mother. ...

Hidden Heroines

A new, temporary exhibition for 2021. Hidden Heroines: the untold stories of the women of the Dockyard celebrates extraordinary women in Chatham Dockyard’s history who campaigned for change, fought against the odds and whose impact left a lasting legacy. ...