The London-based space will be dedicated to busting myths around female genitalia
The world’s first ever Vagina Museum is set to open in London tomorrow, after a successful crowdfunding campaign.
The museum will be based in Camden Market, and is kicking off its first day of business with an exhibition entitled, Muff Busters: Vagina Myths and How to Fight Them.
The crowdfunding campaign was launched by museum founder Florence Schechter in a bid to create a space dedicated to removing the stigma around conversation about the vagina and vulva.
Schechter created the campaign back in 2017, after realising that not one vagina museum existed in the world, despite there being plenty dedicated to penis’ – including an Icelandic museum which focuses entirely on male genitalia.
After building up a £50,000 donation from more than 1,000 people, Schechter can officially get the vagina chat going.
Offering free entry for all, the museum will host exhibitions, as well as workshops and film screenings that tackle topics such as consent, body image, mental health, sexuality and intersectionality.
‘This is a part of the body that should be celebrated,’ Schechter says. ‘The museum is a fantastic way to spread the message that there is nothing shameful or offensive about vaginas and vulvas.’
The museum’s opening is welcomed by The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, with Vice President Alison Wright commenting: ‘We believe the museum will be a huge asset to help people understand women’s health and to talk about it more openly.’
Muff Busters: Vagina Myths and How To Fight Them will run from tomorrow up until 16th February 2020, and the museum will be open from 10am-6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am-6pm on Sundays.