World’s only Vagina Museum closes its doors in East London

“There was a penis museum in Iceland. Which is pretty cool,” the Vagina Museum website states, “But there was no vagina equivalent anywhere in the world. We were pretty miffed (muffed?) when we learnt this but we thought, there’s only one way to rectify this. Make one.”

Inspired though the founders may have been, The Art Newspaper’s Tom Seymour reported that the Vagina Museum, located at 18 Victoria Park Square in Bethnal Green, London, closed on February 1, 2023.

The museum has been at this most recent location since March 2022, when it was forced to move from a Camden Market space it held since 2019 when their lease was not renewed. Real estate has posed a continuous problem, as the current space is challenged by its “property guardianship arrangement,” in which the museum pays below market value rent on a vacant premises based on government authorization.

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