The Vagina Museum has launched a £30,000 crowdfunding campaign as it searches for its next permanent location in the capital.
The museum began as a pop-up in 2017, and secured its first physical location in Camden Market in 2019 after its first crowdfunding campaign. But, in 2021, the museum’s lease came to an end, and it spent six months without a premises.
From March 2022 it took space in Bethnal Green, but again had to close its doors in February 2023, after it received notice to vacate.
The museum said it now aims to find and move into a new London home, and is aiming to raise £30,000 to assist with costs including storage, moving, renovations, and consulting.
The crowdfunding campaign is being run on the gofundme platform. The museum said even if its target is not met, funds raised will be used to support running costs.
At the time of writing, the museum has raised £5,265 from 190 donations in less than two days.
On its fundraising page, the museum writes: “Every little helps, and what we raise from this campaign will go a long way to securing our dream home.”
“Our new home needs to be in London, and must be wheelchair accessible as well as being affordable to a small, grassroots organisation. Such sites are rare, which is why we need all the help that we can get.”