We are all about making previously ignored or erased lives visible – the sections of society that have been left out of traditional museum narratives.


We work with local people to creatively explore collections of objects that belong to ordinary people – diaries, documents, love letters photographs and more.

The results of this practice become the exhibits and installations displayed in our ‘pop-up’ museum. Revealing the power and ability of objects to tell ordinary people's stories. We are all about making visible previously ignored or erased lives – the sections of society that have been left out of traditional museum narratives.

Our first pop-up museum took place at The Spire during the Brighton Fringe Festival in 2018, where we won the Brighton Fringe Visual Arts Award in Association with HOUSE and AOH.


Next up we created MINI MOOP: CHRISTMAS, which took place at the Jubilee Library in Brighton and ran throughout December 2018, with free admission during normal library opening hours. MINI MOOP gathered objects from the public that represented people’s feelings towards and experiences of Christmas, captured Brighton Christmas traditions and told stories about Brightonians that had links to Christmas.



May 7th, 14th and 21st


Phoenix Brighton

MOOP returns to the Brighton Fringe with MOOP: STORIES, delving deeper into the exhibitions of our award-winning museum in 2018.

We invite you to spend an evening learning more about the real people’s stories behind the these exhibitions, as the artists behind them reimagine their pieces in a live, ephemeral format – be it a video installation, a talk or a performance.

Each evening will have a different theme that ties the pieces together: FOUND, CONNECTED and LEGACY.

Discover the journey that each participant went on to create their exhibition. How does it feel to be telling someone else’s story through artefacts, documents and objects, and presenting the collection within the Museum of Ordinary People?

Reserve tickets here