What is thought to be the UK’s first dedicated museum to gay history is set to open in Granary Square, King’s Cross, occupying part of a building owned by the charity, Art Fund.

The organisers of the museum, Queer Britain, has moved into the building and says it is working to throw open the doors to the public free of charge in the Spring and will announce further plans shortly.

When open, it will have four gallery spaces, a gift shop and office facilities, later to be followed by education and workshop spaces.

2 Granary Square

The museum, based at 2 Granary Square, will be free, supported by donations.

Joseph Galliano (he/him), director and co-founder, Queer Britain, said, “It’s time the UK had an LGBTQ+ museum, for all. And we are delighted to have found our first home in beautiful Granary Square with Art Fund as our first landlord. It’s a prime location, accessible to swathes of the country, and in a part of town with a rich Queer heritage.”

Queer Britain is a registered charity that was established in 2018. Queer Britain’s archive is currently housed at the Bishopsgate Institute in Spitalfields.

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2 comments
  1. Brian Butterworth says:

    There use to be lots of very, very dodgy** gay bars in that very area in the 1980s… “Live Mud Wrestling” etc!

    ** – in a good way, obviously.

  2. ken Roe says:

    I hope the Rainbow Flag will be proudly flown above the entrance door to give the museum a sense of presence.

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