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The Museum of Club Culture

If you want to know all about the history of clubbing, then head to the world’s only Museum of Club Culture. This unique museum opened in Hull in the city’s cultural quarter at the historic Fruit Market. It’s a unique establishment that hosts a range of projects and multi-media centred exhibitions that focus on and celebrate the historical and current culture of the nightclub. The museum is curated by the artists, Kerry Baldry and Mark Wigan.

If you have an interest in club culture, then this is the place for you. The aim of the museum is to look beyond the stereotypes and celebrates the importance of nightclubs and streetstyle from a cultural perspective. It aims to celebrate the way clubs have shaped modern culture. The key themes are club culture’s identity, meaning, memories, community and history.

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Club culture actually encompasses a wide range of subjects and the museum seeks to provide insights into its important cultural effects from the perspectives of sociology, identification, group hierarchies, gender, the body, fetishism, globalisation and consumption.

It’s fascinating to look into club culture in such depth. It’s an eye-opening experience to learn just how big of an impact that nightclubs have had on our culture. If all this talk of clubbing makes you long for a great night out, consider a Cheltenham Nightclub like Late Night Coco. Choose a fun and funky Cheltenham Nightclub for your next night out with friends.

The museum boasts some of the most specialist and broad archival collections from across the world, including artefacts, fashion, music, memorabilia, written articles, photography, case studies, oral histories, film, illustrations and video.

You’ll find lots of information on the formations of different diverse club cultures, shared rituals, traditions, values and concerns, all based within a background of economic, political, cultural and historical issues of the time.

The case studies involved are taken from a whole host of genres and time periods, such as prohibition and the speakeasies, the era of flappers, beatnik hippies, teddy boys, rock rebels, discos, mods, skinheads, punks, new romantics, rappers, goths, ravers, grunge, drum n bass, trance, garage and grime – to name just a few.

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The museum offers more than just information but aims to provide an educational opportunity for young creative people and students in the city to grow their skills, understanding and knowledge of the creative sector. The museum aims to offer guidance and advice via a full schedule of workshops, screenings, exhibitions, lectures and seminars from guest speakers.


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