Queer Britain museum joins Art Fund
The UK’s first LGBTQ+ museum is to open in London as a tenant of the Art Fund.
Queer Britain’s museum will open on he charity’s ground floor at King’s Cross in the spring, free of charge, taking the space previously occupied by the House of Illustration, which is moving to Clerkenwell and is scheduled to reopen this autumn.
“It’s time the UK had an LGBTQ+ museum, for all” said Joseph Galliano who co-founded Queer Britain in 2018. “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.”
The new museum will have four galleries, a workshop, an education space, gift shop and offices for the Queer Britain team.
“We're delighted to welcome Queer Britain as our new tenants” said Art Fund’s director Jenny Waldman. “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”.