The Vagina Museum in Bethnal Green, which has existed in various guises through the years since first popping up in Camden, today announced that they would be closing. The announcement came in the wake of the museum being served notice to vacate their premises. The Vagina Museum, and ENTER, the creative hub with whom they share the space, were acting as property guardians on the site. They have to vacate the site by the end of the week. While the notice period is very brief, such is often the case with property guardianships that can ask residents to leave with short notice.
The Vagina Museum have responded to the notice by sending an open invite, asking as many people as possible to visit. They want to show just how much support they have, as a museum striving to erase stigma, spread knowledge, and champion intersectional, feminist, and trans-inclusive values. Their final museum tour will take place on Wednesday, February 1, at 7PM. Until then, entrance to the museum will be, as it has always been, completely free. The museum is also hosting a sale in their online shop, offering customers 25% off with the code MOVINGOUT. The sale will end on February 1, at 11:59 PM.
That means that the last chance you have to see the Vagina Museum in its current guise is by visiting today, tomorrow, or Wednesday, between 10AM and 8PM.
Over 40,000 visitors have been welcomed through the free museum’s doors, but they’re not planning on stopping yet. While they may have to vacate their current site, they are actively looking for a new home for the museum. If you, or someone you know, can help, they ask that no one hesitate to reach out. Until they have a new space they will continue to champion and spread their values through their online space.
If you want to help, but don’t have access to a new site for them (understandable), any donation helps. The Vagina Museum is a charity, and offers multiple ways to donate.
Keep up to date with their latest announcements on their social channels. Head down and visit if you can. Donate if you can. And why not take advantage of the sale? It all helps them, so they can come back once again in the near future. The last thing we need in London, is to lose a museum.