Museum of Marco Polo

Celebrating Museums And Imagination 2020



'Rachel Morris is one of the smartest storytellers I have ever met . . . a wonderful and beguiling book.'
James Rebanks, author of The Shepherd's Life.

'In this elegant and eloquent book Morris explores the contents of the boxes under her bed to calmly piece together a family pattern of loss, sadness and extreme eccentricity. As a museum-maker, she meditates on the nature of museums: the Museums of Me we all carry in our heads, and the public institutions in which variations of the world's history are told . . . a delight.'
Julia Blackburn, author of Time Song: In Search of Doggerland.

'A fascinating meditation on the life of objects and their power to trigger our memories. It awakened my curiosity to the realms of history, pain and longing we access through the simple act of collecting.'
Dina Nayeri, author of The Ungrateful Refugee.



Recently Rachel has been giving talks in Cambridge, Saffron Walden, Lichfield and Wigtown.

Coming up she will be talking at –

The David Parr House, Cambridge
11 November (time tbc)

Saffron Walden Museum
28th November, 2 – 4 pm



'Immensely thought-provoking . . . '
Herald Scotland

'Compelling . . . a transporting read . . . '
Cumbria Life Magazine

'Engrossing . . . '
The Spectator

'Beguiling . . . '
The Bookseller

'Beautifully written and endlessly fascinating . . . '
DivineWriter (book blogger)

'An enthralling personal and professional journey . . . '
Lovereading (book blogger)

The Museum Makers

Rachel says, ‘The  Museum of Marco Polo is my website for my book, The Museum Makers’, published by September Publishing on 27th August 2020;  and also for my blog and for my introduction to fictional museums.  I was one of the founding directors of Metaphor, a design company with a long history of designing exhibitions and masterplanning museums round the world.   Read and enjoy the blogs, Order my book if you’d like to.