Museum on Tour: Gertrude Benham: Mountain Woman
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Museum on Tour: Gertrude Benham: Mountain Woman

Museum on Tour: Gertrude Benham: Mountain Woman

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Plymouth Athenaeum

Derrys Cross

Plymouth

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To mark International Women’s Day which takes place the day after this talk, we look at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery’s own personal heroine Gertrude Benham. Nowadays it’s easy to forget how remarkable her travels around the globe in the early 1900s were.

Not only did she bring a wealth of ethnographic objects back to the UK, but she was also a world-class mountaineer and arguably the first woman to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro in 1909.

Find out more about her adventures and how she became the most widely travelled person of the 20th century.

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