Victoria & Albert Museum: LGBTQ Tour - FREE - ★★★★


Who knew that Michelangelo's David once had a fig leaf for formal occasions? The Victoria & Albert Museum is an amazing and sometimes overwhelming hodge-podge of "stuff," but here's a fun tour that offers a thread to follow through the maze while considering questions about sexual and gender identities. By looking at some familiar and some lesser known objects in the collection, visitors are invited to explore the history and myths that inform the current LGBTQ community. From representations of Zeus and Ganymede to Kylie Minogue’s dressing room via the photographs of Wilhelm von Gloeden there is lots to see and enjoy here. Each tour is designed by its own volunteer guide so every time out the itinerary will vary considerably. There is always something new to discover in the museum's amazingly eclectic exhibits, and with each guide bringing their own personal vision to the tour, one visit may not be enough. So far we've enjoyed the hidden histories plus amusing and informative insights on three occasions. Looking forward to tour number four!

Reviewed by J.C.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆☆ 

WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Last Saturday of the month, 4 pm
Meeting Point, Grand Entrance Victoria & Albert Museum
Nearest tube: South Kensington

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