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Empathy Museum

A Mile in My Shoes for Clare Patey’s Empathy Museum. Photo by Cat Lee

 'A Mile in My Shoes' is a shoe shop where visitors are invited to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – literally. Housed in a giant shoebox, this exhibit holds a diverse collection of shoes and audio stories that explore our shared humanity. From a Syrian refugee to a sex worker, a florist to a neuro surgeon, visitors are invited to walk a mile in the shoes of a stranger whilst listening to their story.

The stories cover different aspects of life, from loss and grief to hope and love and take the visitor on an empathetic as well as a physical journey. The Empathy Museum launched the project in London in 2015 and it has since been presented in Sao Paolo, Brussels and the Houses of Parliament with stories collected in each location.


Date and time

25 May – 3 June 2018

Please note
This is now a past event.


Cathedral Square