Our upcoming events include exhibitions at major museums, live and digital museum games - and a chance for groups in London, Liverpool and Bristol to participate in museum game design. To keep up to date with all our activity sign up to our newsletter.

Brave Poor Things: Reclaiming Bristol’s Disability History

Guild of the Brave Poor Things

In 2017 and 2018 History of Place will deliver three nationally significant temporary exhibitions united by a common narrative and purpose. The three exhibitions will speak to all audiences to show that the history of Deaf and disabled people is an important strand in understanding our common history and built heritage.

14 Oct 2017 - 15 Apr 2018

Ongoing exhibitions in 2017 - 2018

M Shed

Symposium – Brave, Poor (and invisible): The gatekeepers of past and future cities

impressionistic image shows silhouetted people against blue skyscrapers

Booking open – get tickets on the Festival of the Future City website here. Scroll for full programme If you come to this symposium expecting traditional power-point presentations and panel debates you will be in for a surprise; instead experience creative happenings, visits by robots and an opportunity to be part of a Cultural Animation… Read more »

V&A Architecture Gallery Display

Woman in wheelchair in 70s kitchen

At the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the display will focus on the design of a number of different buildings that have been shaped by the needs of deaf and disabled people, including a deaf church, a medieval almshouse, a contemporary architect-designed private house for a disabled client, a new vision for a mental… Read more »

10 Feb 2018 - 29 Jul 2018


Exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool

At the Museum of Liverpool (MOL), the exhibition will focus on the Royal School for the Blind, the oldest school for blind children in the world still in operation today. Uncovering the stories of its founders, this exhibition will investigate why Liverpool became the site for the first blind school, what it was like to… Read more »