The Freud Museum London, at 20 Maresfield Gardens in Hampstead, was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family when they escaped Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938. It remained the family home until Anna Freud, the youngest daughter, died in 1982. The centrepiece of the museum is Freuds study, preserved just as it was during his lifetime.
The Museum Today
The Museum engages actively with Sigmund and Anna's psychoanalytic legacy in contemporary ideas, art, and culture, while caring for the house and collections.
We have a broad range of research resources including Freuds personal library and collection, Anna Freud's personal library, an archive containing essential documentation on the life and work of Sigmund and Anna Freud and the history of psychoanalysis, a research library specialising in the history, theory and culture of psychoanalysis, a large library of photographs. Images from the library are also available to order.
Our busy education service caters for schools and universities as well as adult groups. In the Education section of the website, you will also find biographical information about Sigmund Freud, and key themes in his work. This section also offers a bibliography. In addtion we have a lively conferences and events programme.
We have built up an international reputation for our exhibition programme, in which artists create new work in response to the house. Artists have included Sophie Calle, Mat Collishaw and more recently, Louise Bourgeois.
We have a shop with a wide range books on the life and work of Sigmund Freud and contemporary psychoanalysis. We also stock stunning art prints and quirky gifts
The Museum can be hired for meetings, private events and filming.