Queer Britain – UK’s First LGBTQ Museum
Video (7:47): Steff Hanson takes us on a tour through the Queer Britain LGBTQ+ museum.
England has got UK’s first Queer Museum now(!) Queer Britain which is dedicated to queer lives and history opened earlier this month with an art exhibition with artworks by Sadie Lee, Allie Crewe, Paul Harfleet and Robert Taylor, and a series of pride snapshots and political imagery in relation to decriminalisation of sex between men, aids, same-sex marriage and the pride movement.
Queer Britain is a charity working to establish the UK’s first national LGBTQ+ museum. The Queer Britain Museum is based in London’s Granary Square in King’s Cross, in a historic building. The museum and exhibition space has four main gallery spaces, a gift shop and offices.
2 Granary Square, London, N1C 4BH, UK
Ian Mehrtens, Co-Founder, a founding trustee and currently chair of the Museum Board of Trustees says, ‘I hope that the Museum will reach an audience beyond the LGBTQ+ community. We are a museum for all, irrespective of gender and sexuality. The Museum is free to enter ensuring full inclusion, especially economic inclusion. I want people to be able to explore themselves and their identity in a space where nothing shocks and all is accepted. I want young people from schools, colleges and universities to use the space to learn about our history as an LGBTQ+ community the challenges and, most of all, the achievements.’
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