The Museum of Me

The Museum of Me is a brand new project celebrating the lives of ordinary people by creating individual museums with, for and about them. It’s a fun, personal and meaningful project that tells the story of each person through a collection of their objects and stories, offering a snapshot of the area they live in.

Created by artist Paul O’Donnell with event design by Vortex Creates, the long term aim for the project is to reach many different communities, creating museums with some of the people that live in them.

Blakesley Hall September 10th – 30th 2022

The first Museum of Me is being presented in the grounds of the beautiful Tudor Blakesley Hall in Yardley, east Birmingham. 5,000 households in Stechford, Yardley and Lea Hall each received individual invitations through the post to take part. Ten people aged between 8 and 88 were selected for the extraordinary opportunity to create their very own museum about themselves.

  • Saturday 10th September – Jutta Stahlhacke
  • Sunday 11th September – Joginderpal Singh Chana
  • Friday 16th September – Terry Newton
  • Saturday 17th September – Hannah Lyttle
  • Sunday 18th September – Amna Esposito
  • Friday 23rd September – Eunice McGhie MBE
  • Saturday 24th September – Helen-Marie Weldon
  • Sunday 25th September – Abdelhadi Hussein 
  • Thursday 29th September – Zeeshan Hussain
  • Friday 30th September – Leila-Rose Williams

Audio description is available by scanning the QR code on the exhibits 

Presented as Part of Birmingham 2022 Festival, a Creative City Project generously supported by Birmingham City Council and Arts Council England in partnership with Birmingham Museums Trust

Photo credits: Graeme Braidwood