LGBTQ + VR Museum is the world's first virtual reality museum dedicated to celebrating the stories and artwork of LGBTQ people by preserving queer personal histories.
The museum contains 3D scans of touching personal artefacts, from wedding shoes to a teddy bear, chosen by people in the LGBTQ community and accompanied by their stories told in their own words.
LGBTQ + VR Museum recently won a prestigious New Voices Award at Tribeca in July 2022.
Mon – Sat 11am – 7pm
Sun 11am – 4pm
The experience will run once every hour.
Running time: Approximately 30 minutes
Age guidance: 13+
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE?
Virtual Reality (VR) is the use of computer technology to create a simulated world. Guests wear a headset with integrated over the ear headphones.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
The world’s first LGBTQ+ VR museum contains 3D scans of emotive real-life objects – from wedding shoes to a teddy bear – chosen by people in the LGBTQ+ community, accompanied by their story in their own voice. The gallery showcases 2D illustrations and artwork by queer creators all over the world.
DO I NEED TO BOOK?
You can pre-book tickets to this free experience to guarantee a space, or just turn up on the day.
Each session has a capacity of 6.
Last admission is 7pm Mon – Sat, 4pm Sun.
DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?
Spectacles may be worn under the VR headset however it may be more comfortable to wear contact lenses or go without your glasses for the experience.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES?
Most people do not experience any negative reactions to Virtual Reality. However, VR may be disorientating for individuals who are neurodiverse, have hearing or sight impairments, or experience vertigo, epilepsy, dizziness, seizures, motion sickness or fainting.
If you are pregnant or have a pacemaker, please consult with your GP before taking part.
Trained facilitators will be on hand to provide support and guidance throughout the experience should you require it.
We thoroughly clean and sanitise all equipment, including headsets and headphones, with hospital-grade antibacterial wipes and a UV machine before each use. We request that you use the hand sanitiser provided on arrival.
Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. VR is not recommended for Under 13s.
Babies in slings are not permitted inside the experience.
Any guests arriving for the experience who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to take part.