When Florence Schechter discovered that there's a penis museum in Iceland, but no vagina museum anywhere in the world, she was "pretty miffed." "There is no physical space wholly dedicated to vaginas and the people who have them," she said. So, she decided there was only one thing to be done: "Make one."
Schechter set about creating the Vagina Museum back in March 2017. It all started with a pop-up. Two and a half years later, the Vagina Museum will finally open its first brick-and-mortar premises in London's Camden Market.
The first exhibition will be called "Muff Busters" and will debunk some of the most "pervasive and problematic myths surrounding 'the notorious V.A.G,'" per a press release.
The Vagina Museum opened to the public on Nov. 16 and admission is free of charge.
Like most museums, there will be a bustling program of events including film screenings, workshops, stand-up comedy, quiz nights, not to mention a gift shop bursting with vagina and vulva merchandise. You'll also be able to hire the museum as a venue for things like hen parties, first period parties, or even conferences.
"This is a part of the body that should be celebrated," Schechter said in a statement about the museum's opening.
--Would you go out of your way to visit a vagina museum? The entrance has to be one of the best parts!
--Bit Idea: Lets fake excerpts from a made-up audio tour that they give to visitors!