The Vagina Museum closed its Bethnal Green site earlier this year and has now announced plans to move into a new, permanent space
After a series of pop-ups and a two-year stint in Camden Market, the Vagina Museum (the world’s first bricks-and-mortar museum dedicated to lady parts), moved to its Bethnal Green site last March. Then, nearly a year later, they announced that they’d received notice to vacate the space immediately. Their educational and destigmatising presence has been missed and, thankfully, with a little help from VM fans, they’ve managed to find a way back.
After a few months online following the closure, the Vagina Museum found a new space that would give them the chance to expand the collection and add a cafe. Located in East London, the new museum would be set inside twin railway arches and include three galleries as well as an event space. They were looking to land a six-year lease here and thanks to smashing their £85,000 crowdfunding target, they’ve secured the funds to cover the costs of deposits, fit-out and more.
Sharing the news on the Twitter, the Vagina Museum said, “First and foremost, thanks to everyone who contributed to this campaign, the Vagina Museum has a future. We’re not going to lie, it really was touch-and-go. If we didn’t reach the target, we would have had to wind up. Instead of that, we’re going to be reopening our doors to the world in a secure new home! We very literally couldn’t have got to this position without you. We’re busily preparing design and fit-out work for our new home. And we’re planning new exhibitions as well as levelling up our permanent exhibition. We hope we’ll be able to reveal more about the topic of our next temporary exhibition very soon…”
While we wait to find out what the next exhibition will be, you can still support their taboo-busting mission by contributing to their GoFundMe page here.
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