Freud Museum London
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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.
The Freuds were lucky to escape with their lives when they fled Vienna in 1938. An unexpected blessing was that virtually all their possessions followed after them. Here they remain, including the original psychoanalytic couch on which Freud's patients told him their dreams, and his much-loved collection of over 2,000 antiquities.
At 20 Maresfield Gardens in Hampstead, Freud re-created his Vienna study and consulting room. Here you can explore the life and work of one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the 20th century. We'll help you to sort Freud-fact from Freud-fiction and gain insights into Freud’s theories on the Oedipus Complex, the Ego, Id and Superego.
Exhibition: Ida Applebroog: Mercy Hospital. An exhibition by the celebrated American painter and feminist pioneer whose work explores themes of violence, power, gender politics and women's sexuality. In association with Hauser & Wirth.
Retail Therapy: shop quirky and inspirational gifts and books for the intellectually curious in the museum shop.
20 Maresfield Gardens
|Transport:||Tube: Finchley Rd|
|Price:||Adults:£10, Concessions: £8, Young Persons (12-16): £5, Children (under 12); Free, Friends of the museum: Free.|
|Opening hours:||Wed – Sun, 12noon – 5pm See website for holiday closure dates|
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