The World's Getting Its First Vagina Museum and Here's Everything You Need to Know About It


(C) Nicole Rixon

Photo of The World's Getting Its First Vagina Museum and Here's Everything You Need to Know About It by Two Lost Travellers

We've heard of the Icelandic Phallological Museum, a museum dedicated to penises, but there was no female counterpart to it. Fret not because that is about to change, thanks to the wonderful Florence Schechter, the woman behind the first museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy.

The Vagina Museum founder, Florence Schechter (right), and one of the Vagina Museum volunteers, Jasmine Evans (left). (C) Nicole Rixon

Photo of Vagina Museum, Chalk Farm Road, London, UK by Two Lost Travellers

The discovery of the Icelandic penis museum and the misunderstanding or rather lack of understanding of the female anatomy, prompted Schechter. A science commentator and comedian, she then took it upon herself to do the needful and after 2 years of crazy work, several pop-up exhibitions and crowdfunding £50,000 through Crowdfunder, the museum is all set to officially open its doors on November 16 in a temporary location in London's Camden Market!

Why a museum dedicated to the female anatomy?

It's the 21st Century and we're still censoring the female anatomy instead of celebrating it. You see how that's problematic? Most people still cringe at the sound of the word vagina (you see what I did there?) and that's just a part of the issue. Hence, educating people about the gynaecological anatomy and health, and removing the stigma surrounding it is the main motive of the museum. The museum is also aiming to act as a forum for feminism, women’s rights, the LGBT+ community and the intersex community while giving confidence to people to talk about issues surrounding the gynaecological anatomy.

A few things to keep in mind:

This world's first museum officially opens with a bang on the 16th of November this year, with an exhibition titled 'Muff Busters: Vagina Myths and How To Fight Them.' It'll go on for a month (Mon - Sat : 10.00 am - 6.00 pm, Sun : 11.00 am - 6.00 pm) and there's no entry free, yes, it's free for all! You can even go for the ticketed tours of the exhibition happening at 11.00 am and 3.00 pm everyday if you're curious.

Apart from the Muff Busters exhibition, there are a bunch of other regular events happening in the museum premises. Here are a few that caught our attention :

Craft Your Bush - 26th October, 2019

Pub(e) Quiz - 4th November, 2019

Vulva Crochet Workshop - 10th November, 2019

Bajingo Bingo - 18th November, 2019

You'll find the Reception, where you can find out all the fabulous things that are happening, at the entrance followed by the Vagina Museum Merch shop! Seriously, what's a museum without a gift shop in it? Here's where you can grab some quirky merch, feminist books, jewellery and all wonderful vag-related things! So, don't forget to get yourself a "Vaginas Are Normal" Tote Bag and flaunt it all you want.

You can even become a card carrying member of the 'Cliterati' by supporting their cause here.

"Vulva la revolution!"

What are you waiting for? If, you're already in London, head over ASAP and if not, you got another reason to book that London vacay you've been waiting for!

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