The Museum of Club Culture

The world's first and only Museum of Club Culture spearheads the establishment of a creative and cultural quarter in Hull's idiosyncratic and historic Fruitmarket.

This unique space will host a cluster of projects and multi-media themed exhibitions which chronicle and celebrate past and present night-club cultures and streetstyles from around the world.

The museum looks behind the stereotypes and champions the cultural significance of nightclubs and streetstyle and the important role that they have played in shaping modern culture. Its key themes are club culture as a form of meaning and identity and the importance of memory, history and community.

Club Culture is a wide ranging field and the museum provides insights on its cultural effects and issues drawn from sociology and cultural studies such as social capital, identification, hierachies within groups, post-modern stylistic flux and fragmentation and revivals, authenticity, the body, gender, fetishism, peer group norms, globalisation, consumption and commodification.

The museum's specialist and extensive archival collections will include dress styles, artefacts, music, memorabilia, articles, books,international case studies,oral histories from clubbers, data bases, illustrations, film, video and reportage photography chronicling the subterranean world of night-clubs throughout history. Every night owl, party monster, mover and shaker, dance style, subcult and micro -movement will fall under the museum's spotlight.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

The Museum of Club Culture
10 Humber Street
East Yorkshire


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