The world's first vagina museum is set to open in Camden Market this year 8 months ago

The world's first vagina museum is set to open in Camden Market this year

And yes, there is already a penis museum.

The world's first vagina museum is set to open in the Camden Market, London later this year.

The space will be the first ever registered bricks and mortar museum "... dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy."

The museum's founder, Florence Schechter, said that she wanted to open the first of its kind exhibition to break down the often taboo and outdated attitudes towards vaginas and gynaecological health.

On a Crowdfunder page for the project, she said that the stigma still associated with the word 'vagina' has real world consequences.

 

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"If you can’t even use the word vagina, think how tremendously that impacts your health," she wrote.

"65 percent of 16-25 year olds say they have a problem using the words vagina or vulva and more than 1 in 10 of 16-35 year olds said they found it very hard to talk to their GPs about gynaecological health concerns.

"Nearly a third admitted that they had avoided going to the doctors altogether with gynaecological issues due to embarrassment."

The museum, which will host rotating exhibitions about vaginal health, periods, sex, and anatomy, will be free to the public "... because we believe access to knowledge about our bodies should not be dependent on your financial situation."

 

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Outreach programmes, sex education, comedy nights, and workshops will all be taking place once the museum opens, allowing visitors to learn everything they need to know about vaginas and vulvas in an inclusive space.

Schechter and her volunteers have since launched a Crowdfunder in order to pay for the museum, its staff, rent, and the outreach programme.

They are seeking £300,000 to ensure that their incredibly important and groundbreaking project becomes a reality.

The vagina museum is set to open in Camden Market this November. You can check out its fundraiser page here. 

Images via Crowdfunder.