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Homeless Not Faceless

20th Jun 2018

The Workhouse Museum

An exhibition, Homeless Not Faceless, exploring the causes of homelessness for people in North Yorkshire through photographs, interviews and objects is currently running at The Workhouse Museum until 22nd July.

The exhibition features the stories and photographs of twelve people, who have given their own accounts of being homeless and has been created in partnership with the Harrogate Homeless Project and Ripon YMCA, who have given their support to the clients featured in the exhibition.

Museum staff interviewed the clients to get their stories of homelessness in their own words, whilst photographer Tim Smith took portrait images of the clients, or at their request, their shoes or hands. These images and stories are displayed alongside an object, chosen by the client, to represent one of the reasons for their homelessness.

Usual admission fees to the museum apply. Please note that due to the nature of some of the objects on display, the exhibition is not suitable for children under the age of 12. 

For anyone who is concerned about someone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness, Ripon YMCA have produced a leaflet, available at

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