An immersive “secret museum” launching this month will aim to reveal the true story of homelessness throughout the Covid pandemic.
The Museum of Homelessness’s Secret Museum in London will aim to uncover the reality of the lockdown, as well as the Crime and Policing Bill protests.
It will take place over 11 days from October 27 and will showcase the real-life stories and experiences from a range of people such as rough sleepers, activists and front line workers. It has been funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Its secret nature will see the audience follow a series of clues to find its location. The idea is meant to replicate the process of truth seeking and uncertainty that the country experienced during 18 months when doubt was cast upon both politicians and the media.
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Co-founder of the Museum of Homelessness, Matt Turtle said: “The notion of secrecy and having to find out the truth is important. That’s what we’ve seen in the past 18 months.
“The truth has been challenged, there’s questions around the media and people who doubt a lot of what the narratives we are being told. We have seen this with homelessness as well, with some people challenging the Everyone In scheme and others saying what an unprecedented success it has been.”