British National LGBTQ+ Museum at London’s Granary Square, King’s Cross 

Queer Britain has secured its first physical home in Granary Square, King’s Cross, London, occupying part of a historic building owned by the charity Art Fund. The site will host the National LGBTQ+ Museum.

Queer Britain moves in from 24 January 2022 and is working to throw open the doors to the public free of charge in the spring and will announce further plans shortly.

The National LGBTQ+ Museum will host permanent and temporary exhibits, positioning itself as an essential resource for the community to preserve and celebrate the memory of LGBTQI figures, stories and issues that have come before us. Queer Britain will also have a handful of multifaceted spaces that can be used by the LGBTQI community.

The museum will be fully accessible via lifts and ramps and will always be free to visit but welcomes donations to support its work. When open, it will have four gallery spaces, a gift shop and office facilities, later to be followed by education and workshop spaces.

Joseph Galliano (he/him), director and co-founder, Queer Britain, said, “It’s time the United Kingdom 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.”

Lisa Power (she/her), Queer Britain trustee, said, “I’m really excited that Queer Britain is finally going to have a space to show what we can do and that we’re here for all the community, from old lesbian feminist warhorses like me to young queer folk of all genders and ethnicities. Queer Britain aims to tell our many and diverse histories, and now we have a home to do that from.”

Anjum Mouj (she/her), Queer Britain trustee, said, “The UK is finally getting the LGBTQ+ museum it deserves, to reflect and celebrate all our exciting and wildly diverse communities, whatever their sexualities, gender identities, backgrounds, ability or heritage. Community lives in unity.”

Jenny Waldman (she/her), director, Art Fund, said, “We’re delighted to welcome Queer Britain as our new tenants. Their exciting proposal for the first UK museum dedicated to exploring LGBTQ+ histories, people and ideas was warmly supported by our trustees, and we’re thrilled that our beautiful building in Granary Square will be home for the first phase of the Queer Britain museum. It promises to be an essential destination.”

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