Queer Britain

The UK’s first LGBTQ+ museum is opening in London
By Ella Joyce | Art | 1 April 2022

Image taken from ‘The Gateways’, an online event courtesy of Queer Britain

After four years in the making, the UK’s first LGBTQ+ museum Queer Britain is set to open its doors to the public on May 5th. Shedding light on the often-overlooked impact that Queer communities have had on every facet of British culture, the initiative is working to preserve the legacy of those whose histories deserve to be shared and celebrated. 

Located in Granary Square, London, the museum aims to be an all-inclusive and free-entry space and will include four galleries, a workshop, an education space, gift shop and offices. The gallery is set to launch with a temporary inaugural exhibit displaying pieces from the museum’s extensive photographic collection and artefacts from the growing Queer Britain archive. Alongside these will be unique artworks by Sadie Lee and Paul Harfleet, who were both winners of the Queer Britain Madame Prize, an art award focusing on the theme of Queer Creativity. Welcome to Queer Britain will run for eight weeks as an introduction to the gallery before the first full-scale exhibit opens in the city this summer. 

Queer Britain opens its doors on May 5th, more info here. 

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