Get involved!


Look out for this in your local library across Brighton and Hove!

MINI MOOP: CHRISTMAS collection boxes are available for you to donate exhibits for our next exhibition, telling ordinary people's Christmas stories.

You'll find them in the following libraries across Brighton and Hove:
Jubilee Library
Coldean Library
Hangleton Library
Hove Library
Moulsecoomb Library
Patcham Library
Portslade Library
Rottingdean Library
Saltdean Library
Whitehawk Library
Woodingdean Library

Here's what you need to do:

1) Bring along your object/Christmas decoration (safely wrapped and sealed in an envelope).

2) Include a short, handwritten paragraph telling the story behind it. What does this object mean to you?

3)Include a stamped, addressed envelope if you would like the object returned to you once the exhibition is over (December 29th).

4)...Come along to Brighton's Jubilee Library from December 5th-29th to see the final exhibition!




MOOP is back in Brighton in December with a mini pop-up exhibition (a Mini MOOP, if you will).

From December 5th-28th, MINI MOOP: CHRISTMAS will be inside Jubilee Library, telling ordinary people's Christmas stories through everyday objects – and we want YOU to help us create it.

Do you have:
• A Christmas decoration with a story behind it?
• An everyday object that reminds you of a story about Christmas/ triggers a Christmas memory?
• A photo or object that tells a story about a Brighton Christmas tradition?

To read about how you can lend an exhibit for MINI MOOP: CHRISTMAS click HERE.

Podcast MOOP Talk: Action

Hope you're all feeling Easy Like Sunday Morning!

It's the perfect time to feed your mind with a podcast.

Have a listen to the podcasts of our last two talks – MOOP Talk: Museum and MOOP Talk: Action – created by the wonderful BN1 Productions.

These talks explored two themes that resonated with MOOP – and left us feeling inspired to continue pushing ahead with the next stage of our museum.

Here's the link:

We hope you enjoy! 

Brighton Summit


Our workshop at the #BrightonSummit with Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce (BHCC)– where local business people used everyday objects to explore their business aims, which we turned into an interactive exhibition – all in a couple of hours!

If you're here at #BrightonSummit, come interact with our exhibition at 5.15 – bring a new friend!

Pick an object that emotionally resonates with you and your business, leave your business card, and see which delegates respond!

MOOP Talk: Action

The past 24 hours have been NON-STOP ACTION - hence the fact we are only just posting this!

Back at our original home The Spire, MOOP brought out the mics, the cameras, the mocktails – and the Loud Shirt Beer – for MOOP Talk: Action, an evening that was about how small actions can have a huge, positive ripple effects.

We had passionate speakers – Tim from Brighton Table Tennis Club, Jacob from @brightonmigrantsolidarity/ #Thousand41000 and Liz and Maddocks from #LWithTheT – with a shoutout for the incredible Evie and Caitlin from Park Life: Save Our Parks

We had some action plans created before our eyes – pretty sure we now have a new blueprint for Hove promenade and a fully assembled clean-up committee for a communal area in Whitehawk 🙌

We even had a couple on their first date! ❤️ We'd love to know how it went??

A massive, teary thank you to everyone who turned up, showed their support, bought drinks, took part in the conversation, volunteered, helped clean up - each one of those actions makes a big difference to us.

Big MOOP love! Podcast by BN1 Productions coming soon!

“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