While our museum and library is closed, you can attend online events, read our stories and explore our digital collections, wherever you are.
A free museum and library exploring health and human experience
What does it mean to be human, now?
How can we care for ourselves and for each other during extraordinary cultural, social and political shifts? Our programme brings multiple perspectives and voices both into the building and across our digital platforms, based on our collecting and commissioning activities during 2020.
Intensive Care: A GP, a Community and COVID-19
Gavin Francis's deeply personal account of nine months spent on the pandemic’s forgotten front lines takes you from care homes to homeless shelters, islands to the inner city.
A walk through other people’s expectations
The steep path isn’t the only thing Caroline Butterwick has to navigate on her Lakeland hike. Always aware of other people’s expectations, she continually monitors how her disability might seem to strangers.
Belonging and why we long for it
Tanya Perdikou’s upbringing emphasised conventional respectability, but other influential family members embraced the bohemian life. Caught between two sets of values, she questions where, if anywhere, she fits in.
Part of How to belong