Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female Prime Minister was born in Grantham above her father’s grocers shop in 1925. Our exhibition features her early life – you can view her childhood bed and her hockey stick, frugally handed down to a family friend when she went to University.

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– View one of her iconic outfits
– Find out how her early life and upbringing led on to her political career, culminating in her election as an MP, and Premiership
– Enjoy our 1979 living-room on the eve of the election. Watch the broadcasts, read the Manifestoes, and vote for your choice of Prime Minister
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