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The World’s First Vagina Museum Is Right Here In London

Morgan Cormack Morgan Cormack

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The world’s first bricks and mortar Vagina Museum can be found in Camden!

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 coming in November 2019. Now, having now outgrown their Camden home, they’re on the hunt for a bigger space to house this vital London museum.

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Vagina Museum
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Currently, the Vagina Museum can be found in the heart of Camden Market, 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.

Vagina Museum
Photo: @vagina_museum

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?

Vagina Museum
Photo: @bryony_jameson

To date, the Vagina Museum has run quizzes, comedy nights, and crochet classes since opening, along with their first exhibition: Muff Busters: Vagina Myths and How To Fight Them. Honestly, this place is a treasure trove of information that you won’t have been taught in Sex Ed classes.

Vagina Museum
Photo: @vagina_museum

They’ll also offer membership initiatives, which allow you to become a card-carrying member of the Cliterati (love it), and wonderfully, they’re committed to paying staff above the London Living Wage (massive props to them for that). When the museum reopens after the lockdown (likely to be May), they’ll continue the hunt for a bigger site before the lease on the Camden space expires in September – so watch this space!

Vagina Museum
Photo: @ashleyvfryer

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 Units 17 & 18, Stables Market, Camden, NW1 8BF, although it’s currently closed during the lockdown. Find out more from their website, and support the work they’re doing here.

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