Throughout February, Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) will mark LGBTQ+ History Month with a season of events, workshops, and talks. RMG will work with members of the LGBTQ+ community and draw from RMG’s own collection to celebrate and reflect on LGBTQ+ lives throughout history.
OUTing the Past on February 10 from 6.30pm, suitable for 12+, free: The National Maritime Museum (NMM) will host the national festival of OUTing the Past, dedicated to the celebration of queer history, with talks that will take you on a historic journey of queer resilience, brilliance, and imagination.
Queer Eye for the Museum Guide on February 22 from 6.30pm, suitable for 12+, online, free: Queer Eye for the Museum Guide explores the multiple ways in which objects can be interpreted and celebrates the LGBTQ+ community’s ability to subvert heteronormative narratives through camp, irony, and humour. For this online event, a selected group of artists, academics and activists interpret objects in the RMG collection that aren’t necessarily connected to LGBTQ+ histories with a purposeful LGBTQ+ lens.
Fierce Queens at Queen’s House on February 25 from 7pm, suitable for 18+, adult £16/student £12: An annual queer takeover of the Queen’s House with Fierce Queens, Kings, and everyone in between. Hosts Adam All and Apple Derrieres will take you on an underwater journey to explore the magical depths of the Queen’s House. Featuring gender diverse performances, queer history treasure hunts and much more.
Rainbow Week: This February half-term, join free workshops to mark LGBTQ+ History Month and discover LGBTQ+ histories around NMM. Families and children of any age can take part in protest-poster and flag-making workshops and enjoy an opportunity to learn more about inclusion. Dates: February 13, 15, 17, 20 at 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 4pm.
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