Queer Britain

Queer Britain

The UK's first and only LGBTQ+ museum

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Nestled in the heart of London's vibrant King's Cross area, Queer Britain stands as the UK's first national LGBTQ+ museum. It's more than just a museum; it's a celebration of queer history, identity, and culture. A visit to this innovative space offers a rich tapestry of stories and artefacts that span over a century of queer life, making it a must-visit for anyone interested in LGBTQ+ history and culture.

The museum's interior is a treasure trove of queer history, featuring a diverse array of artefacts and exhibits. One of the highlights is the cabinet from the Museum of Transology, the UK’s most significant collection of objects representing trans, non-binary, and intersex lives. Visitors will also be captivated by the fashion items on display, including Pride outfits worn by members of LGBTQ+ Muslim organisation Imaan and the rainbow cape worn by singer Olly Alexander at his Glastonbury Festival set.

Queer Britain isn't just about looking back; it's a space that resonates with the contemporary queer experience. The museum hosts various events and workshops, offering a dynamic and engaging experience. Its location in the recently-redeveloped King’s Cross area, a hub of culture and creativity, adds to its appeal.

This pioneering museum goes beyond preserving history; it's a place where the LGBTQ+ community can see themselves represented in ways that were once unimaginable. It's an affirming space that celebrates queer accomplishments and provides a powerful reminder of the community's resilience and diversity.

As the museum continues to evolve, it remains a beacon of inclusivity and representation, ensuring that the stories and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community are not just remembered, but celebrated.

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QUEER BRITAIN
4.8
Based on 221 reviews
Vicci Skinner
15:43 18 Apr 24
This is a free museum located a 5 minute walk away from St Pancras station.The museum is small but very well curated. I was lucky enough to attend a private event where we were taken around by staff and volunteers who gave us talks on their favourite items in the exhibition. The staff are so knowledgeable so please approach them and ask them questions!Well worth a visit if you have a spare hour. There are some fantastic items in there to help you learn and understand more about the LGBTQIA+ community. Very suitable if you are an ally.I look forward to visiting again when I am in London soon!
Missy Kate
07:39 13 Apr 24
This is a wonderful little museum and whilst it is small, the treasures inside are so meaningful and brilliantly curated. Highly recommended to anyone, both LGBTQIA+ and allies alike ❤️
To mmy
11:42 07 Apr 24
Beautiful museum that is greatly needed. It gives crucial representation to marginalized communities that need it. During my visit Nan, Shaan and everyone else made me feel so welcome and safe. The building itself is beautiful and very clean. The gift shop is lovely and the LGBT+ TRAVELLER+ residency was amazing to see. There is a big bathroom on the ground floor and an elevator, plus a nice ramp at the entrance so everyone can take part. Highly recommend.
Hannah Tournay
21:38 22 Jan 24
Absolutely amazing and much needed museum dedicated to the culture and history of LGBTQ+ people. I loved the inclusion of different religions and ethnic minorities that make up the United Kingdom. I hope it gets even bigger and better in future!
Shannon Stewart
02:05 16 Jan 24
the BEST staff and I was tearing up in the first room. such an important place and I'm so grateful it's there!
Claire
20:20 07 Jan 24
This is a great museum that showcases queer history. It’s a small space but well thought-out and with plenty of information and pieces on display. They had a great gift shop with loads of books. The staff were all very friendly.
Zac Downs
11:32 22 Dec 23
It's a new and free museum with a number of interesting exhibits and snippets of history. It's small, and fully pram / wheelchair accessible.Don't expect any sort of chronology of rights movements or a sort of overall narrative as such, at least not currently, as I'd say it's more of an eclectic mix of exhibits pertaining to lived experiences, some of which are very touching.
Sidhant Maharaj
04:39 12 Dec 23
Thai has to be my queer safe space in London! I have just moved to London and found out I live 10 minutes walk from the place so I visited. It made me emotional yet happy. I think everyone should definitely check this place out. It makes the heart gay 😉The best part is that it’s absolutely free!
Costa
17:38 03 Oct 23
So glad to finally visit after attending a talk from one of the lead curators a year or so ago at work. It may be small but the artefacts are carefully curated and I learned a lot about queer British history.
Sharu Sharu
18:07 24 Sep 23
Lovely place ❤️Only opened in 2022, quite small, but have a gift shop. The staff was very welcoming and nice.Every queer person should visit and support this place.
Phoebe Moon
10:28 22 Aug 23
Was a beautiful and moving experience and so. Interesting, doesn't take ages to go round so if you want a museum that doesn't take up the whole day its ideal. So important and wonderful to see this and made me feel very seen. Thank you queer Britain xxx
Zara Bedford
09:15 14 Aug 23
Entrance is close to Waitrose, Google maps wasn't much use to us trying to find this place. Once we were in, the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful throughout. The wall of handwritten notes as you first enter the exhibition is so striking. The love felt in an otherwise empty room brought me to tears three times in one short period. The history, pain and love on show throughout the exhibition is very moving. Donation stations allow for contactless donating through the rooms, plus a well stocked, very queer gift shop at the end allowed for plenty of opportunities to help keep this important experience stay open and free. Well worth a visit, spending as long as you like, moving through the 4 rooms at your own pace.

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Last Updated

29 January 2024

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