Museum of Liverpool to get its very own LGBTQ+ audio trail
Museums and community centres are more important than ever with all the misinformation flying around out there right now. The Museum of Liverpool is going one step further with a dedicated LGBTQ+ audio trail so you can fine out more about queer history as you take a tour.
National Museums announced the news on their social media channels saying: “We’re excited to announce we’ve partnered with the brilliant @bottomingpod, the LGBTQ+ mental health podcast to create an LGBTQ+ Audio Trail around the museum, including our Wondrous Place gallery ! You’ll be able to hear hosts Brendan and Matthew’s voices, thoughts and experiences around LGBTQ+ items in our collections, with queer visitors to the galleries being able to hear their own experiences represented, and other visitors learning more about LGBTQ+ history and Liverpool’s place in it!”
The brainchild of the museum and the presenters of the Bottoming Podcast said of the collab: “We’re hoping to get people thinking about the role LGBTQ+ history plays in our everyday lives, and to make sure that these stories aren’t lost. From the obvious LGBTQ+ items – like Liverpool Drag Queen legend, Lady Seanne’s portrait and outfit – to the less obvious, like a biscuit tin from Huntley and Palmers, we want people to leave the museum with some new knowledge to share and a stronger connection to our community – whether they’re LGBTQ+ or not.”
The new trail will start Spring this year so we’d say that was pretty imminent. So if you happen to be in Liverpool and want to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community rather than just by swigging back jugs of fruity cocktails, you can get a bit of culture while you’re there!