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What is Queer Britain? Queer Britain is the charity that opened the UK’s first bricks and mortar national LGBTQ+ museum on 4 May 2022. In our opening year, we welcomed over 50,000 people through our doors. We won the Museum Association’s Best Small Museum Project of the Year Award 2022 for our inaugural Exhibition ‘We Are Queer Britain!’. You can find out more about our history here.

Why did you choose the word ‘Queer’? Language changes: ‘Queer’ has long been a term of abuse for LGBTQ+ people, but it is being reclaimed. Younger people, especially now, embrace it proudly as their identity, and universities use it in an academic sense. We call ourselves Queer Britain because ‘Q’ is the most inclusive letter under the LGBTQ+ umbrella, and we want to be part of the conversation that helps remove the last of its sting. You can find out more about our brand design here.

Is Granary Square the museum’s permanent home? We currently have a multi-year lease at our Granary Square location and are seeing it as our ‘meanwhile home,’ with the aim of continuing to grow and eventually moving to a ‘forever home’.

How is the museum funded? Queer Britain has a mixture of funding sources. As a charity, we depend on charitable donations including individual one-off donations, individual regular donations (through our member and patron communities) and donations from supportive organisations. You can donate online here. The charity also receives income from its trading activities including events, venue hire and the museum shop. We receive a small amount of grant funding from charitable trusts and foundations.

ABOUT QUEER BRITAIN

OUR ENTRANCE
HAS STEP-FREE
ACCESS

OUR SPACE WAS

BUILT IN 1850

BY ARCHITECT

LEWIS CUBITT

Where is the museum and when can I visit? The museum is located at 2 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London, N1C 4BH. We are open from 12pm-6pm Wednesdays - Sundays throughout the year. Find us on Google Maps here.

Do I need to book my visit in advance and / or buy a ticket? The museum is free and booking is not required. Visitors are welcome to donate to the museum on arrival or online here.

How accessible is Queer Britain? We are a step-free museum. Our space is suitable for wheelchairs and we have a fully accessible gender neutral bathroom with a changing station on site. Our Front of House staff are on hand to assist you, including with any hidden disabilities. Find out more about accessibility on our Visit page here, our entry on Euan’s guide here or get in touch with us if you have any questions, comments or suggestions at hello@queerbritain.org.uk 

Can I visit with a group? Due to the small footprint of the museum, we kindly request that you limit the size of your group to 15 people, or stagger entry on arrival. Booking for groups is not mandatory, but we would appreciate it if you could drop us an email in advance at hello@queerbritian.org.uk to let us know about group visits for over 10 people. If you would like to arrange an out-of-hours visit for your group for a fee, please get in touch with us here to make arrangements.

Can I bring children to the museum? We welcome visitors of all ages. We strongly believe that Queer Britain should be a space where young people can positively engage with LGBTQ+ histories and identities. Our exhibitions do not carry any age warning. Artefacts or artwork containing nudity are fully contextualised. If you would like further information on the content of our exhibition, please get in touch at hello@queerbritain.org.uk. For school visits, we request children are accompanied by at least one responsible adult per 10 children, with a maximum number of 20 individuals. Our Safeguarding Policy is available at the end of this section.

Are animals allowed in the museum? Only service, assistant and emotional support animals are allowed into the museum galleries. All emotional support animals must have a valid certificate displayed. We do not allow any pets in the museum galleries.

Do you offer guided tours? If you are interested in receiving a guided tour, facilitated by a member of our Front of House staff, please get in touch here. Please note, we schedule tours out-of-hours to provide the best possible experience.

VISITS AND TOURS

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Does Queer Britain organise events? We have a regular program of cultural and creative events that are open to the public. Previous events have included panel discussions, workshops and screenings. Please see our Events page here for details of upcoming dates. If you would like to collaborate on an event with Queer Britain, please get in touch using the Events form here.

Can I host an event at Queer Britain? Our space is available to hire for private and public events. Our venue has been hired for book launches, community events, receptions and meetings. If you would like to enquire about hiring our space, please get in touch using the Events form here.

Would I be able to collaborate with Queer Britain on a project? If you or the company you represent would like to collaborate on, or sponsor a project with Queer Britain, please get in touch with us at hello@queerbritain.org.uk

Would you like to sell my product in your shop? Our museum shop is carefully curated with items chosen to reflect our communities, with a particular focus on queer-owned producers and businesses, and items related to our exhibitions. If you have something you think might fit with our shop, please get in touch with us at hello@queerbritain.org.uk, with a product description, photographs and pricing.

We are no longer accepting books for consideration for sale. If you would like to send us a copy of your book to include in our free Book Nook for visitors to enjoy, please send it to the museum’s address: 2 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C 4BH

Can you help promote my project or cause? At the present time, our social media policy does not permit us to publicly promote organisations, projects or causes that we have not been directly involved with. However, we are very happy to circulate information through our volunteer and staff network. Please get in touch at hello@queerbritain.org.uk if this is something you would like to do.

Can you support me with my research? We are a small team and currently do not have capacity to support external research projects including research, interviews or filming. Our archives are housed at Bishopsgate Institute and can be accessed for research purposes by contacting them directly.

I’m a member of the press, can I interview a one of the team? We ask that all press related queries be sent to our PR Agency at:
queerbritain@s-414.com.

Can I submit my artwork for the collection? Yes, you can submit your artwork for consideration. We are working to preserve, catalogue and showcase artefacts (including artwork) relating to LGBTQ+ life and culture and we welcome offers to donate personal artefacts to our collections. All offers are carefully assessed before a decision to accept is finalised. Please note that we cannot provide individual feedback, critiques, or advice on submissions. Our collections policy, and further information about donating to our collection, will be availabe for download here soon.
 
Can I donate an artefact/document/object for the collection? We are committed to preserving, cataloguing and showcasing artefacts relating to LGBTQ+ life and culture for the public benefit. We welcome offers to donate personal artefacts to our collections. All offers are carefully assessed before a decision to accept is finalised. Our collections policy, and further information about donating to our collection, will be availabe for download here soon.

EVENTS / COLLABORATION

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Can I submit my CV for consideration? Please do not submit your CV unless it is for a specific role we are recruiting for. CVs and applications submitted otherwise will be disregarded. To check if we are currently looking for a new member of the team, check our socials, website or LinkedIn.


Do you offer work experience? We currently do not offer work experience placements. Due to the small size of our team we don’t have the capacity or ability to do so. If this changes, we will update this section.


Can I volunteer for Queer Britain? Yes. We recruit for volunteers twice a year (once in Autumn and once in Spring). If you would like to be considered for a volunteer position, please email volunteer@queerbritain.org.uk. Please note that we are currently only recruiting for Front of House team volunteers, who are responsible for visitor experience, assistance in the gallery and events.


How can I support the museum? There are many ways you can support the museum on its journey to becoming a permanent home for LGBTQ+ history.


  • Visit us.
  • Purchase something in our gift shop.
  • Make a one off donation. All donations help us to stay open and to protect LGBTQ+ histories from erasure. Donate here.
  • Tap to donate at a touchpoint in our museum.
  • Become a QB member. Members are donors who set up a regular, monthly donation schedule starting at £1. In return, we’ll add you to the mailing list for our newsletter and send occasional invites for events, talks and happenings. Become a member here.
  • Volunteer.


How can I stay in touch with Queer Britain? For updates on our news, events and happenings, please join our mailing list here. Or follow us on our socials (Instagram and Twitter) @QueerBritain

GETTING INVOLVED

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