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Jack the ripper and the history of
The purpose of the museum, as stated in the original proposal, is to highlight the often overlooked history, and untold stories of women in the East End of London.
In Tower Hamlets, the female victims of Jack The Ripper formed a significant and undeniable part of that history.
There are many tours and 'attractions' that exploit these women's stories, often unregulated and with an uncomfortable focus on the horror story rather than the women's stories. We felt that the impact on women in this period has never seriously been examined and we intend to put that right.
The museum is collaborating with local and national services for women affected by domestic violence and abuse to raise awareness, as well as funding for women in need in the community.