Empathy Museum

Experiential Arts Space

The Empathy Museum is the world’s first experiential arts space dedicated to helping us all look at the world through other people’s eyes. They tour immersive exhibits that explore how empathy can not only transform our personal relationships but also help tackle global challenges and open up the public conversation around empathy at a time of increasing conflict.

The concept for the Empathy Museum takes the form of an alternative high street conceived as an antidote to consumerism.


Previous talks at Being The Story

A Mile In My Shoes

A Mile in My Shoes is an interactive shoe shop where visitors are invited to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – literally. This exhibit holds a diverse collection of shoes and audio stories that explore our shared humanity. From a sewage worker to a sex worker, a war veteran to a prison psychiatrist, visitors are invited to walk a mile in the shoes of a stranger whilst listening to their story, taking a physical and emotional journey. They collect new stories and shoes at each location that they exhibit, and brought a selection of stories and shoes to Conway Hall in 2016.