Celebrating Salisbury women past and present !

Meet our city’s women – read or listen to their inspiring stories. 

We are all about sharing the achievements of women past and present who have made a difference to our city or indeed the wider community. Meet female builders, cutlers and publicans as well as doctors, gardeners, artists and authors. Our articles about historic women have been written and researched by our volunteers while on the contemporary side volunteers have been recording interviews with inspirational women for you to listen to. 

Her Salisbury Story Exhibition at the Salisbury Museum

Inspired by our project The Salisbury Museum celebrated the women of Salisbury in 2023 with a Her Salisbury Story Exhibition. Find out more here

 Heritage Trail

Get your copy of our self-guided heritage trail and city map for a fascinating walk around the city visiting sites associated with our historic women. Maps are available at the Tourist Information Centre in Fish Row behind the Guildhall.

We are now also offering local organisations the opportunity to book a talk or a guided walk . If your organisation is interested please download this booking form for walks and talks, complete it and return it to us. 


pictures of the contemporary women with their exhibits plus mother and daughter Salome & Robina
Opening night at the exhibition

Historic Women

Find out about the women who played a significant part in the City’s  history from publicans to countesses

Contemporary Women

Discover the women in today’s Salisbury who are making a difference both locally and in the wider community.

Featured Women

Anne Trevett

Anne Trevett

Just as many are thinking of slowing down as they begin their retirement Anne did exactly the opposite and put her immense energy and skills into numerous community projects in Salisbury.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most influential figures of the Middle Ages. She has been called the ‘Grandmother of Europe’ due to many of her descendants becoming kings, queens or empresses.

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Jane in her usual bright clothing

Rosa Jane Pelly

Jane Pelly was a well respected and influential educator, chiefly in Nigeria, throughout the second half of the twentieth century

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