Museum of Homelessness finds first permanent venue in Finsbury Park 5 Oct 2022

The Museum of Homelessness will be moving into a permanent venue at Manor House Lodge, Finsbury Park after seven years of work from temporary settings. It has a ten year lease on the building from its key partner Haringey Council. Programming will include performances, talks and workshops developed by people with experience of homelessness, plus three artists in residence in its first year. It will also offer an open access professional standard arts studio for people experiencing homelessness and will house the national archive and collection for homelessness, poverty and social action. Practical surgeries on housing and legal rights will also be on offer. The venue is expected to open in Spring or Summer of 2023. Co-founder Matt Turtle said “we are excited about transforming this precious site into a museum space like no other, a place where people can hear stories they won't hear anyone else and receive practical support when they need it.” Arts Professional, Museum of Homelessness, Museums Journal, M + H