THE Museum of Oxford is looking for help as it curates an exhibition into the city's gay community.

It is looking for members of the Oxford LGBTIQA+ communities to loan memorabilia for an upcoming exhibition, which it has titled Queering Spires.

Assisted by Oxford Pride, the Tales of Our City project and members of the community, the exhibition will tell the 'hidden history' of the city's gay people.

In particular, curators would like objects which have got a story to tell.

They could include an old poster or a ticket to a particular event, or photos to events or projects.

The items might even have a hidden history, with the city council suggesting people might be able to loan a champagne cork from a civil partnership.

Mary Clarkson, the city council's cabinet member for culture and city centre, said: “People know about the big moments in queer history, like Stonewall and Section 28, but this exhibition is about what life was like for people in Oxford – the spaces, the events, just daily life."

She added: "The best way to tell this story is through the memories of those who were living here, which is why the Museum of Oxford is calling for people to loan items to the exhibition.”

The exhibition will run from September 7 to December at Oxford Town Hall.

Contact to loan.