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A Mile in My Shoes: The Empathy Museum


25 May - 3 June 2018

10am - 5pm daily

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 war veteran 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 project was launched in 2015 and now houses a collection of over 150 stories/shoes. For the presentation in Worcester 20 new stories have been recorded from extraordinary people in Worcestershire. Listen to a selection of the stories from the collection by visiting the Empathy Museum's SoundCloud playlist.