A couple of weeks ago..
According to the website:
The Vagina Museum is the world’s first bricks and mortar museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy. The project launched in March 2017 and ran pop ups around the UK. The first premises opened in Camden Market in 2019 with a view to open a permanent premises in a few years time.
They explain its genesis on the about page:
There is a penis museum in Iceland. Which is pretty cool. But there is 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.
The project was launched in 2017 and started with pop ups around the country including exhibitions and events.
We are opening our first premises in Camden Market in 2019 with a view to start work on our permanent premises within the next few years.
Its mission is to educate and bust the muff myths so that everyone is able to make … more informed choices.. or something. It focuses solely on vaginas from homo-sapiens. The mission also embraces LGBT+ communities and to “challenge heteronormative and cisnormative behaviour” – translated, anti white heterosexualism.
Unlike the Vagina Museum, the Icelandic Phallological Museum is scientific in nature. It houses a collection of mammalian phallus specimens, four of which belongs to homo-sapiens (which were generously gifted). There are a number of artifacts and exhibits of penises without any social justice slant or counter exposition. A genital museum without progressive activism is enough to dry up any vagina.. enthusiast.
No word on whether the museum will eventually showcase live specimens for public viewing and research.