Hear the untold stories of enslaved people and learn about historical and contemporary slavery.
Historical and contemporary slavery.
A beautiful building housing one of the UK's finest collections of fine and decorative art.
Paintings, Wedgwood and Chinese ceramics.
Uncover objects from the Titanic, find out about life at sea and learn about the port of Liverpool.
The Titanic, life at sea and Liverpool's port.
This museum tells the story of Liverpool with diverse exhibits housed in a stunning building.
Liverpool's history and popular culture.
Explore a Victorian merchant's house with its period furniture and beautiful paintings.
Paintings, vintage fashion and furniture.
Beautiful paintings, sculpture and decorative art from the 13th century to the present day.
Paintings, sculpture and decorative art.
Discover treasures from around the world, explore outer space and meet live creatures!
World cultures, space and live creatures.
Clothing, accessories, hair, make-up and mannerisms have been used for centuries to signal and express alternative or ‘queer’ identities. The word queer has been reclaimed and is now used by some people as a modern umbrella term to mean anyone who does not identify as heterosexual or whose experience differs from the gender they were assigned at birth. From the exaggerated camp of the ‘macaroni’, to the mannish dress of butch lesbians, or the androgyny of glam rock, fashion has long played a role in challenging the social conventions around gender identity. Dress has also represented a particularly useful means for LGBT people to signal their sexuality to others.
Our collections include bondage clothes, a Vivian Westwood suit worn by Liverpool musician Holly Johnson, and the iconic ‘Le Smoking’ tuxedo suit for women by Yves Saint Laurent. There are also paintings and prints that show how artists have had a particularly strong influence on the development of a queer style.
National Museums Liverpool
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