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Vagina Museum

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About Vagina Museum

The world’s first brick and mortar museum dedicated to gynaecological anatomy, the Vagina Museum in Bethnal Green hosts a range of exhibitions, talks and performances.

History of Vagina Museum

Located in Bethnal Green, London, the Vagina Museum started as a series of pop-ups and events in 2017 at places such as Green Man Festival, the Royal Institution, the Feminist Library and Freud Museum before opening up at an official premises in 2019.

The museum was founded in response to a lack of gynaecological representation in the culture and heritage sector. More specifically, the founder, Florence Schechter, heard of the Icelandic Phallological Museum, and realised that there was no equivalent for the vagina or vulva.

Vagina Museum today

The museum hosts two temporary exhibitions per year which explore topics such as social history, gynaecological health and activism, alongside a programme of talks, workshops and performances.

Getting to Vagina Museum

As of 2022, the Vagina Museum is located in Bethnal Green, with a view towards moving to a different premises within the next few years. It is well-connected. From Bethnal Green Tube station, the museum is a 4 minute walk, from Cambridge Heath station, the museum is a 7 minute walk and from Bethnal Green Overground station, the museum is an 11 minute walk.