WHAT IS THE EMPATHY MUSEUM?

Empathy Museum is a series of participatory art projects dedicated to helping us look at the world through other people's eyes.

With a focus on storytelling and dialogue, our travelling museum explores how empathy can not only transform our personal relationships, but also help tackle global challenges such as prejudice, conflict and inequality.

THE BIGGEST DEFICIT THAT WE HAVE IN OUR SOCIETY AND IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW IS AN EMPATHY DEFICIT. WE ARE IN GREAT NEED OF PEOPLE BEING ABLE TO STAND IN SOMEBODY ELSE'S SHOES AND SEE THE WORLD THROUGH THEIR EYES.

WHERE IS IT?

Empathy Museum doesn't have a permanent home. All our projects are travelling, nimble pop-ups – they've been across the UK and to Belgium, Ireland, the USA, Australia, Brazil and Siberia.

Take a look at where we've been and where we're going.

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WHY DO WE NEED IT?

In an increasingly divided and conflicted world, perhaps we need empathy more than ever – as a tool to break down prejudice and to understand and learn from each other. Like other tools, empathy is something we can get better at through practice.

Empathy Museum is a space to do exactly that, by stepping into the lives of others.

OUR EXHIBITS SO FAR

With public spaces threatened and high streets dwindling, we think of the Empathy Museum as an ever-expanding alternative high street. Instead of a consumer experience, you get a human experience.

Explore our exhibits so far: