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You are visiting the first virtual museum dedicated entirely to the lived experience of invisible illnesses and disabilities! How fantastic is that? At The Lyme Museum, we are making invisible illnesses and disabilities visible, one flat lay and one story at a time. And you can even get involved! ​


We are working at the intersection of medical humanities, creative health and museum ethics, to radically transform the narrative around invisibile illnesses and disabilities in the heritage sector. And we share fantastic art and visual storytelling along the way.


This painting, for example, is by our artist in residence, Caitlin Smits.

Come along!
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You don't want to miss our exhibition!

Thankfully, it is now online! Come visit The Materiality of Invisibility, a virtual storytelling exhibition: flat lays, photographs, words, artworks & prompts to rethink and reframe the lived experience of invisible illnesses and disabilities.

We share powerful stories

Some of them are visual, like our flat lay exhibition, and some of them are through words. You can see some of them below, but if you want to read them all (we definitely recommend this), then head to our word section.

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