Get ready folks – it’s set to open its doors to the public in Camden Market this autumn
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY NICOLE RIXON
It’s finally happening, everyone! The Vagina Museum is really coming and we couldn’t be more excited.
The Vagina Museum will host its first exhibition, “Muff Busters: Vagina Myths And How To Fight Them”, which will explore myths and misconceptions about vaginas, in their dedicated temporary exhibitions space.
As well as a main exhibition, the museum in Camden Market will also host plenty of events, including stand-up comedy, film screenings, workshops, talks, quiz nights and more. And don’t you worry, there’s even a shop full of vulva and vagina merchandise so you won’t have to go home empty handed.
Its opening has been aided by a crowdfunding campaign, which raised almost £50,000 from supporters from all over the world.
The project first began back in March 2017 as a pop-up museum by director, Florence Schecter. It came about after she discovered that although Iceland has a penis museum, there was no vagina equivalent there, or anywhere else in the world for that matter.
Florence said: “This is a part of the body that should be celebrated. The museum is a fantastic way to spread the message that there is nothing shameful or offensive about vaginas and vulvas.”
The Vagina Museum will also produce an outreach programme that will support healthy and inclusive sex and relationships education in order to provide better services to support the trans and intersex communities.
If you fancy it, it opens to the public 16 November with free admission – what’s your excuse?
If you’re even more keen, they have a membership scheme which costs £50 and gives you some great benefits for a whole year. Things like 10% off in the shop and the events, invitations to private views of the exhibitions and an exclusive e-newsletter. What makes it even better is they’re calling it the Fanny Pack. Maybe a Christmas present for your favourite vagina-lover?
If you want to know more head to vaginamuseum.co.uk and you’ll definitely catch us at the museum as soon as it opens its doors!
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