London's Vagina Museum is making a comeback.
Originally opened in 2019, the world's first bricks-and-mortar museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy was forced to close its Bethnal Green site in February 2023 when its property guardianship ended.
Now — thanks to a successful crowdfunding appeal — the museum will reopen on 4 November 2023, at a new premises on Poyser Street (still in Bethnal Green). The venue will have three galleries: two temporary and one permanent. There'll also be an events space for talks, comedy, workshops and performances etc — plus a gift shop and cafe. To begin with the museum will only open its ground floor, until it can get a lift installed, making the upper floor accessible to all.
The relaunch comes with a new temporary exhibition, Endometriosis: Into the Unknown, which covers everything from the basics of the disease and dispelling myths about it, to exploring the cutting edge of research.
Florence Schechter, Director of the Vagina Museum said: "We're absolutely delighted to be opening our doors to the world once again. We love a big opening! The new Vagina Museum home is bigger and better than ever before, and we can't wait for you to visit."