The world’s first Museum of Happiness is set to open its doors in September.
Though the Museum of Happiness has been a nonprofit organization for the last two years, they haven’t actually had a permanent location. The volunteer team has simply organized pop-up events, classes, and workshops for drop-in participation.
After successfully raising over $36,000 in one month, however, the organization is set to open up their physical museum at Arlington House – the UK’s biggest homeless hostel in Camden, London.
“Three years ago, the Museum of Happiness was an idea discussed on summer strolls around Hyde Park. We wanted to offer a sanctuary where people of all ages and backgrounds could come together to feel safe, peaceful and happy and learn about their own wellbeing,” says the museum team.
One year later, the happiness crew started hosting workshops for all kinds of things: mindfulness origami, laughing yoga (yes, it’s a thing), ukulele lessons, art, and dancing.
“People from all over the world were coming to our events and asking, ‘where is the museum of happiness actually based? I want to bring my friends next week!’ We would sadly tell them it was folded up in a shed – which wasn’t exactly great for our image!”
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