AN EXHIBITION on the city's gay community is swinging open its doors for the first time today.

Queering Spires is the Museum of Oxford's third community exhibition, and is running in a bid to tell the 'hidden history' of the city's gay people.

The museum worked alongside Oxford Pride, The Tales of Our City Project and members of the community to put it all together.

Read more about the exhibition here

To get some first hand help in curating the show, organisers appealed for stories, photographs and memorabilia from members of Oxford's LGBTIQA+ communities.

The display will feature stories from behind Oxford's queer spaces, from local gay and lesbian pubs to printed publications.

Oxford City Council say the co-curated work will show individual memories and experiences of the spaces through oral histories and objects.

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."

Doors will open at 10am today, and will be free to visit from 10am until 5pm everyday.

The exhibition, which will finish in April 2020, is set up in the Gallery and Gallery corridor in the Museum of Oxford on St Aldate's.