150 years of the British Red Cross

Museum of kindness

Showcasing stories of people who have shaped our history and those who are part of our story today.

Stories of kindness, humanity and resilience

Museum of kindness is an exhibition showcasing over 150 years of history. It follows the journey of the British Red Cross through the stories of people who have shaped our history and those who are part of our story today.

The historical and contemporary items, many on display for the first time, hold memories of humanity, kindness and resilience. 

The exhibition includes eight key themes: Origins of the Red Cross Movement, Beginnings of the British Red Cross, First World War, Second World War, Refugees and displacement, Disaster response and preparedness, First aid training, and Health and social care.

How to book

Open from 1 December 2021:

Address:

British Red Cross Museum, 44 Moorfields, London, EC2Y 9AL

To book a visit, email: museum@redcross.org.uk

This exhibition is free.


Exhibition credits

Curator: Mehzebin Adam

Object photography and graphic design: Karolina Heller

All images © British Red Cross Museum and Archives unless otherwise

Untitled design (46)

Special edition book

We have produced a special edition British Red Cross book to accompany our new exhibition.

All profits will go towards helping people in crisis.

Exhibition highlights

If you'd like a taster of the British Red Cross' Museum of kindness exhibition, you can find some exhibition highlights below.