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National Maritime Museum
Cutty Sark
Queen's House
Date and Times Throughout February

Each year we mark LGBTQ+ History Month with a fantastic collection of events and online content to highlight the queer histories in the collection and the magnificent communities we work with.

Join us at the Queen's House, the National Maritime Museum and online for a February full of fabulous events, shows, talks and family fun.

Click the links below to see what's on, and keep scrolling for full events listings.

What’s On

LGBTQ+ History Month events. See everything that is happening
Photo of the Lecture Theatre at the National Maritime Museum filled with an audience watching a women present a talk on queer life at sea. Projected are two black and white photos of sailors, one wearing white bell bottoms and the other looking out to sea.

OUTing the Past

The National Maritime Museum is delighted to host the national festival of OUTing the Past, dedicated to the celebration of queer history. Join us for an evening of fascinating talks that will take you on a historic journey of queer resilience, brilliance and imagination.

Photo of two male ballroom dancers  wearing black outfits, one with diamantes across his shoulders. A full audience sits behind the two dancers on the Great Map in the National Maritime Museum.

Out at Sea

Join us for a festival celebrating queer maritime history through the ages, suitable for the whole family. Take part in creative workshops, storytelling, performances and a new queer tour of the National Maritime Museum.

The Secret

Queer Eye for the Museum Guide

Ever looked at an image or object in a museum and considered there could be an alternative LGBTQ+ subtext?

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 our collection that aren’t necessarily connected.

Fierce Queens in front of the Queen's House

Fierce Queens: Secrets of the Deep

Welcome back to our annual queer takeover of the Queen’s House and join our Fierce Queens, Kings and everyone in between to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month. 

Our spectacular 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.