Emmeline Pankhurst’s birthday will be acknowledged with a LEGO suffragette

LEGO fans in Manchester will be able to check out a life-sized suffragette statue to commemorate Emmeline Pankhurst’s birthday.

The People’s History Museum in Manchester, UK has a summer programme exploring the past, present and future of protest. On July 15, the birthday of the founder of the suffragette movement, Emmeline Pankhurst, a LEGO statue titled ‘Hope’ will be assed to the displays, Secret Manchester reports.

The model is 1.7 metres high and is built from 32,327 LEGO bricks. It will be situated in a recreation of suffragette Hannah Mitchell’s kitchen, so that visitors can take advantage of a nice photo op. As part of Women’s Vote area, there will be information about the history of the suffragette movement.

Suffragette Hope LEGO model

Originally the statue was built to commemorate 100 years of women’s suffrage, placed on display in the UK Parliament. Since then it has toured various exhibits around the UK to share a taste of history with museum visitors and allow them to access the past in an accessible way.

The People’s History Museum has free admission but accepts contributions to support the facility’s work.

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