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More in Common: in memory of Jo Cox

19 May 2021 to 30 June 2022 People’s History Museum

Child with Jo Cox's mountain hat. Image courtesy of People's History Museum.
More in Common: in memory of Jo Cox commemorates Jo Cox MP through an exploration of her life, work and values. It also includes a community led project inspired by the legacy of Jo Cox, which celebrates what we have in common and challenges discrimination. This community project includes poetry, video and custom clothing designed to tell stories.  

Central to the exhibition is the Jo Cox Memorial Wall.  Now part of PHM’s collection, the wall features the handwritten tributes of hundreds of people, including children, and stands alongside a specially commissioned virtual Wall of Hope on which visitors to the museum and online can add their personal tribute messages.   

Visitors to the exhibition will find out more about Jo and her life through images and objects; including what led her to becoming an MP and how her campaigning was driven by a desire to see equality in education, the promotion of closer communities and addressing loneliness.   

For younger visitors, PHM’s Learning Team have created a self-guided trail, specially developed for families. The trail looks at Jo’s story and the issues it raises through younger eyes, so that children and families can discuss and explore her legacy in a way that’s meaningful to them. 

Join us in championing Jo’s words, ‘We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us’.  Now more than ever, Britain needs to embrace, celebrate and find strength in what connects us.