Duleep Singh Special Exhibition
Princess Sophia Duleep Singh special exhibition
Saturday 15 June to Saturday 3 August 2019
A special exhibition about Princess Sophia Duleep Singh as part of this summer’s Festival of Norfolk and the Punjab.
The pop-up exhibition explains the extraordinary life and contributions of Sophia Duleep Singh - suffragette, nurse, princess and dog lover. The display graphically tells the story using rare photographic images and an interactive touchscreen, on loan from the Sikh Museum Initiative. Princess Sophia spent her early life with her family at Elveden Hall near Thetford, and also lived at Blo Norton and Old Buckenham as well as a grace and favour apartment in London opposite Hampton Court. She was a militant campaigner for women’s right to vote, and was often seen selling the newspaper The Suffragette outside Hampton Court Palace. In later life, she stated her life’s purpose was “the advancement of women”. Princess Sophia Duleep Singh has come to the public eye in recent years as an unsung hero of the suffragette movement.