The Freud Museum is in the house that was Sigmund Freud's London home after he fled the Nazis in 1938. It is a time capsule, a small chunk of Hapsburg Vienna transported to Hampstead. It contains the couch on which psychoanalysis was born, Freud's study and library and his collection of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities. Upstairs, a room is devoted to his psychoanalyst daughter Anna who lived and worked at the house until her death in 1982. The Freud Museum is one of the few in London to have two blue plaques, one for Sigmund and the other for Anna. Films taken in the 1930s show Freud and his family at home and in the garden or walking the dogs.
Freud came to London with his family in 1938, after fleeing Nazi-occupied Vienna. Most importantly for Freud, he was able to bring his library and much-loved collection of over 2,000 antiquities with him to London – where he re-created his study much as it had been in Vienna. Here, among the book-lined walls of his study, you’ll find the original, now iconic couch on which Freud’s patients told him their dreams.
Current exhibition (until 30 Sept 2018): Leaving Today: The Freuds in Exile 1938. On 4 June 1938, Sigmund Freud, his wife, Martha, and their daughter Anna left Vienna forever. On the same day, he wrote to his friend, the writer, Arnold Zweig: “Leaving today for 39 Elsworthy Road, London”. Freud’s note was simple, but behind it lay a dangerous series of events and an urgent need to escape.
House Tours: 2pm every Wednesday & 1st Sunday of the Month. Exhibitions & tours included with admission.
Browse the Museum Shop for quirky and inspirational gifts and books for the intellectually curious.
Explore the life and work of one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the 20th century. Learn about Freud’s theories including The Oedipus Complex, the Ego, Id and Superego.
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20 Maresfield Gardens
|Opening hours:||Summer (2 Jul – 24 Sept): Wed-Mon, noon-5pm, except Mon 27 Aug (Bank Holiday); rest of the year: Wed-Sun, noon-5pm|
|Transport:||Tube: Finchley Rd|
|Price:||Adults:£9, Concessions: £7, Young Persons (12-16): £5, Children (under 12); Free, Friends of the museum: Free.|
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When Salvador Dalí met Sigmund Freud is the subject of this exhibition at North London's Freud Museum. It will come as news to nobody who has ever laid eyes on a Dalí painting to hear that the Spanish painter was a fan of Daddy Psychoanalysis. When the...Wednesday October 3 2018 - Sunday February 24 2019
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Tiny house in a beautiful area of London, a lot of information about Freud and her daughter and super friendly staff. Recommended!
Lovely museum in Freud's last residence. Especially the study with Freud's couch is beautiful and atmospheric. I didn't expect his collection of antiques from around the world. The audioguide gives a lot of interesting information about Freud's work & private life, incl. Anna Freud's work. I especially enjoyed the Viennese accent of the German version. Some of the stuff in the museum shop made me laugh but they also have a very good selection of psychoanalytic literature (all English). Their events programme looks very interesting, I'll certainly come back for a psychoanalytic film discussion but they also have short courses and lots of talks and exhibitions. I chatted with some of the staff members who were very friendly and seemed to really care about psychoanalysis. I had a really nice time and can highly recommend the museum.
I much prefer small museums to the biggies (no crowds thanks). And this one proved to be amazing. The home of one of the 20th century's greatest thinkers - Sigmund Freud, founder of psychoanalysis. The study is just as he left it - with the original couch his patients reclined on! Personal and atmospheric - everything that a historic house museum should be. Great tour - informative and witty! Thanks for a very intelligent experience. Def worth getting off the beaten track and taking the short tube ride up to Finchley Road.
This gem of a museum was the final home of Sigmund Freud, who spent the last year of his life in London as a refugee from the nazis.
Stepping into Freud's study feels like going back in time. The walls are lined with his books, every surface is bristling with archaeological curios, and to top it all is FREUD'S VERY OWN COUCH!
It's well worth the extra £2 for the audio guide for an in-depth info on Freud and the house.
Beautiful museum packed with lots of Greek and Egyptian artefacts. Lots to learn about Freud and his family and there lots of artworks to see in a temporary exhibition. Highly recommended!