“In my teenage ‘punk’ hey deys...


School connected me to a soldier fighting in Iraq, to write to as a pen pal. I didn’t agree with him being there and he knew nothing about my world or punk music. ‘New World Order’ meant very different things to both of us. But we continued to write, regardless, and he is still around today.”
“Dear Punk Princess” by Bridget Prince chronicled the real-life pen pal relationship between two participants with opposite world views - one of the compelling original exhibitions created by local people at the first version of @museumofordinarypeople during this year’s Brighton Fringe.
Did you make it to MOOP's first exhibition?
If you liked what you saw, and you'd like to see more, why not come along to MOOP Talk: Action on October 1st – you'd be helping us raise funds for the next stage of the museum (big plans ahead!)


Missed out on our last MOOP Talk? Fear not - we are back in Brighton on October 1st!

MOOP Talk: Action will see dynamic local people who have done extraordinary things for Brighton’s community take to the stage and share their uplifting stories. It’s an evening celebrating how big changes start from small actions - motivating us all to to take action on the ideas that have been floating around in our minds that need to be ACTIONED!

What a line-up! What an evening!


Our first ever MOOP Talk – MOOP Talk:Museum – was full of honest conversations about how museums can evolve (and are evolving) to be truly representative, to be more human and to record the histories of people who have traditionally been written out of the history books.
We'll release some video clips of the highlights on here.
A gigantic thank you to our speakers: Edith Ojo, Tshepo Skwambane, Richard Martin and EJ Scott. 
Our next MOOP Talk is on October 1st – more details coming soon



On September 3rd 2018, the Museum of Ordinary People returns for MOOP Talk: Museum.
Join us for the evening, where we'll discuss the future of museums with speakers from a range of museums and cultural institutions – followed by an interactive workshop and drinks (paid bar).
Taking place at Brighton's beautiful St Augustines Centre from 7pm-10pm.
Reserve your space via the Eventbrite link on our Facebook page – and pay as you feel on the night. We can't wait!

Oh, this old thing?


It's the @Brightonfringe Visual Arts Award – which the Museum of Ordinary People WON last night!!

Team MOOP are over the moon right now! Not only have we had an amazing week, with hundreds of visitors to our pop-up museum celebrating everyday life, but this award makes us feel even more hopeful for MOOP's future plans.

The local people who created the exhibitions have been so courageous in sharing their collections of objects, and it's their creativity and commitment that made the first iteration of MOOP what it was: Clair Morrow Barbara Duffy Catherine Rees Clarita Hedgewitch Ellie Buckle Philip Franklin Bridget Prince Cathy Elizabeth Johnson and Anonymous – you are all wonderful, THANK YOU!

Stay tuned for updates about what's next for the Museum of Ordinary People,

Massive MOOP Love!

The Visitor


“A gentle, talented and kind human being visited my life for a short time. He took my hand and led me skipping into the pumping heart of the nineties rave scene.”

The Visitor by Barbara Duffy is one of our heart-rending exhibitions at The Museum of Ordinary People.

Barbara is one of the participants who will be speaking at the museum tonight, and sharing how it felt to create an exhibition about a person who meant so much to her. 

Join us here at @thespirearts from 6.30pm tonight to hear from some of the creators behind our special museum.

Or pop along today and tomorrow, 11am-6pm to have a look around.

A Night at The Museum of Ordinary People


A Night at The Museum of Ordinary People with Miss Represented - a Brighton Dome project - sharing our passion for telling untold stories. Some amazing, positive conversations about the importance of making our experiences known.

A collective of female performers, these young women express their life stories through some powerful performances - they are owning the stage atThe Spire Festival Bar tonight!