So, there happens to be a penis museum in Iceland, but what about the vagina? Well, Florence Schecter set out rectify this problem (and obvious gap in the museum market) a few years ago, by running her own pop-up workshops and sessions here in London. After a long crowdfunding process, The Vagina Museum officially opened for business in Camden Market, with the grand launch in November 2019. Now, having now outgrown their Camden home, they’ve found a brand new site in Bethnal Green, and they’ll be open from tomorrow (March 19).
You’ll find them over in Victoria Park Square next month, taking a holistic view of vaginas; the people and animals that have them, whilst highlighting cultural issues surrounding them too. The concept is all about educating everyone on topical issues such as FGM, the basic science of the vagina, and basically showing everyone how fab it generally is. Sounds great, but what’s even better is that the museum also offers free collections and exhibitions, paid evening events, and community outreach opportunities too.
Expect to be educated on the science, culture and history of the trusty vagina whilst simultaneously going to concerts, workshops, comedy nights and plays. Who knew the vagina could be so arty?
At the Camden site, the Vagina Museum ran quizzes, comedy nights, and crochet classes since opening, along with their first exhibition: Muff Busters: Vagina Myths and How To Fight Them. We’ll definitely be expecting more of the same at their new home! Honestly, this place is a treasure trove of information that you won’t have been taught in Sex Ed classes.
Plus, you know, any place that promises vagina cupcakes and a gift shop with vagina merchandise – think vagina pendants and ‘Merry Muffmas’ Christmas cards – has already won us over!
You’ll find The Vagina Museum at 18 Victoria Park Square, E2 9PF (nearest station is Bethnal Green) from March 19, 2022. Visit their website to find out more.