Strong women have been celebrated with a new exhibition at Muncaster Castle.

The new exhibit details the lives and achievements of three Victorian women; Caroline, Helen and Jane Georgiana Sheridan.

The daughters of Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander were honoured for their achievements and are the kind of women that Muncaster Castle wishes to celebrate.

On Monday the ribbon was cut by Isla Frost-Pennington, daughter of castle owner Iona Frost-Pennington.

Isla played the part of Georgiana, her four time great grandmother, as she wore a dress designed by Celestina Mahovic, a local dressmaker. The castle rooms showcase costumes worn by Georgiana when she was Queen of Beauty at the Eglinton Tournament.

Isla Frost-Pennington said: “It is an absolute pleasure to be representing my four time great grandmother. I am sure she would be thrilled to know her great grandchildren are celebrating the life of her and her sisters here at Muncaster.”

Caroline Sheridan, later Norton, was remembered for her work to gain equal legal rights for women. Caroline was married to an abusive husband who prevented her from seeing her children, she campaigned for women’s legal rights as a result.

The exhibition is on until September 2.