Louvre Recreated in Grimsby Public Toilet

February 26 2024

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Picture: BBC

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Despite the fact that we are a few weeks away from 1st April, the BBC have reported on news that a public toilet in Grimsby has been recreated into the Louvre museum. Toilets at the The Great Escape at the Port of Grimsby were redesigned by the Creative Start project and include reproductions of famous masterpieces.

According to the piece:

Sam Delaney, director of Creative Start in Grimsby, said: "It's the whole point of the building. We give a lot of creative freedom to people and when you're allowed to do that, good things can happen." [...]

"I've had to do a bit of research. That's the bit I enjoy doing," Mr Delaney said about shopping for replicas and prints that can be found at the real Louvre in Paris.

Mr Delaney said that when visitors use the Louvre for the first, they "can't believe it, they don't expect it".

He added: "We call it Grimsby's best kept secret."

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